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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Dog DNA testing finds that some purebreds might not truly be purebreds, Inside Edition reports.

Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.

Smithsonian Magazine reports that environmental DNA sampling can be used to track elusive organisms.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive satellite DNA in the fruit fly, transcriptome map assembly pipeline, and more.

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