The Genome in a Bottle Consortium, a group that has been working on reference materials for human genome sequencing, plans to release its first pilot reference material, a highly characterized HapMap sample, along with a set of highly confident genotype calls early next year.

The group recently released a preliminary set of highly confident calls for the genome, based on an analysis of publicly available sequence data, and is in the process of characterizing its sequence in greater detail.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

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