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In Print: Last Week's Sequencing Papers of Note

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A fast and accurate SNP detection algorithm for next-generation sequencing data.
Xu F, Wang W, Wang P, Jun Li M, et al.
Nat Commun. 2012 Dec 4;3:1258.


Evidence for lignin oxidation by the giant panda fecal microbiome.
Fang W, Fang Z, Zhou P, Chang F, et al.
PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e50312.


A comparison of the whole genome approach of MeDIP-seq to the targeted approach of the Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip for methylome profiling.
Clark C, Palta P, Joyce CJ, Scott C, et al.
PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e50233.


Nuclear RNA sequencing of the mouse erythroid cell transcriptome.
Mitchell JA, Clay I, Umlauf D, Chen CY, et al.
PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e49274.


The genomes of the fungal plant pathogens Cladosporium fulvum and Dothistroma septosporum reveal adaptation to different hosts and lifestyles but also signatures of common ancestry.
de Wit PJ, van der Burgt A, Okmen B, Stergiopoulos I, et al.
PLoS Genet. 2012 Nov;8(11):e1003088.

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

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Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.