de novo assembly

Scientists reported this week for the first time a Danish reference genome based on the de novo assembly of 150 genomes from 50 family trios.

The Brown University spinout plans to market its instrument, Nabsys HD-Mapping, for genome mapping, de novo assembly, and structural variant detection. 

In Genome Research this week: repetitive satellite DNA in the fruit fly, transcriptome map assembly pipeline, and more.

Increasingly, researchers are combining sequencing, mapping, and scaffolding technologies to generate more contiguous and accurate reference genomes. 

An international coalition sequenced the full genome of an Australian pitcher plant and compared it to both carnivorous and non-carnivorous plants.

The goal of the project is to sequence more than 1,000 sorghum plants and generate around 20 reference genomes to identify desirable traits for improved breeding. 

This year's Plant and Animal Genome meeting featured its first rhinoceros-centered session, including information on genome sequences for four rhino species.

The researchers have generated the most contiguous de novo assembly of a human genome to date and plan to use it as a reference for population sequencing projects.

Researchers found distinct genetic differences in the two forms of CHD and discovered three new rare CHD disorders in children.

The Public Health England lab plans to continue to use Oxford Nanopore's MinIon to help discover novel resistance mutations and elements that influence virulence.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.