NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A team of researchers led by Wen Wang from the Chinese Academy of Sciences has generated a de novo genome sequence of the domestic goat, Capra hircus, by combining next-generation sequencing with whole-genome mapping.

As the researchers noted in a Nature Biotechnology article posted online last night, the goat lacked a reference genome, making breeding and genetic studies of the ruminant difficult.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.

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