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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In an effort to improve long-read metagenomic studies, two research groups have released a new metagenomics-specific long-read assembler and a number of long-read metagenomic datasets to test analytical methods on.

Earlier this month, researchers from the University of Birmingham in the UK, led by Nick Loman, published a paper in GigaScience describing long-read datasets from mock communities of microbes.

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Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.

According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.

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