A team from Yale University, the University of Chicago, and Argonne National Laboratory has developed a computational approach called Kmerspectrumanalyzer that shows promise for quantifying the sizes and repeat contents of not-yet-assembled bacterial and archaeal genomes.

"Kmerspectrumanalyzer primarily reports repeat content and overall genome size," David Williams, an ecology and evolutionary biology researcher at Yale University, told In Sequence in an email message.

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A draft bill released by the US House of Representatives appropriations committee would increase the 2019 National Institutes of Health budget by 3 percent.

Bloomberg looks into privacy issues raised by law enforcement's use of genetic genealogy sites.

NBC News reports on the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth.

In Science this week: environmental DNA can help in studies of marine animals, and more.

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