Pacific Biosciences has launched SMRT Analysis 1.4, a software upgrade that provides higher quality genome assemblies. It will be available for download on Jan. 31. The upgrade includes a new hierarchical de novo assembly process, HGap, which allows users to assemble microbial and fungal genomes using only PacBio long reads, and also incorporates a multi-read consensus algorithm dubbed Quiver.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.

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