de novo assembly

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.

The assembler from University of Queensland and Imperial College London scientists analyzes nanopore data in real time to improve bacterial assemblies from short-read data. 

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.