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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

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.