de novo assembly Human Pangenome Reference Consortium Releases Data From 30 Genomes At AGBT, UCSC's Karen Miga provided updates on the human pangenome reference project and the telomere-to-telomere consortium's genome assembly work. New Methods Enable Phased Human Genome Assemblies Without Parental Data Premium The methods, both published in Nature Biotechnology this week, result in completely phased haplotypes, without the need for sequencing parental samples. Telomere-to-Telomere Team Shares Complete X Chromosome Assembly Using ultra-long read and other sequence data, researchers came up with a de novo X chromosome assembly that covers parts of the sex chromosome missed in the past. Genome In a Bottle Consortium Releases Structural Variant Calling Benchmark Data Premium The public-private partnership has published a paper on a list of indels larger than 50 bp that is already being used to develop new methods. German Researchers Launch Study to Identify Genomic Variants Affecting COVID-19 Disease Response With the help of Bionano Genomics, Genoox, Rescale, and Amazon, the investigators aim to study 1,000 patients with SARS-CoV-2 to better understand the disease. Oct 17, 2019 Variant Detection Gets Boost From Graph Genomes, De Novo Assemblies Premium Aug 28, 2019 Vertebrate, Earth Genome Projects Provide Updates, Stress Impact on Conservation Aug 16, 2019 New Long Read Assemblers for De Novo Genomes Promise Speed, Scalability Premium Mar 26, 2019 New Human Genome Reference Projects Combine Long Nanopore Reads, Other Data Types Premium Mar 7, 2019 PacBio Shares Early-Access Customer Experiences, New Applications for Sequel II Premium Jan 23, 2019 Long-Read Genome Assemblies Have Many Errors in Protein-Coding Regions, Study Finds Jan 16, 2019 Cryptocurrency-Funded Cannabis Genome Presented at PAG Nov 14, 2018 New Mosquito Genome Expected to Serve as Infectious Disease Resource Oct 1, 2018 Mouse Genome Assemblies for 16 Lab Strains Reveal Diversity, Help Improve Reference Aug 14, 2018 OmniTier Touts Speed, Cost of De Novo Assembly Product Ahead of Q4 Launch Premium May 1, 2018 CanSeq150 Sets Out to Sequence 150 Diverse Species Premium Mar 16, 2018 Solenodon Genome Supports Ancient Divergence Theory for Caribbean Mammal Jan 16, 2018 Dingo Genome Progress Presented at PAG Oct 9, 2017 PacBio, Bluebee Partner to Develop De Novo Assembly Pipeline Sep 29, 2017 Dovetail Genomics to Modify Assembly Protocols for Metagenomes Premium Jul 26, 2017 Danish Reference Genome Assembly Seen as Stepping Stone for National Personalized Medicine Efforts Premium May 24, 2017 Nabsys Aims to Commercialize Genome Mapping Instrument Next Year Premium Mar 7, 2017 Goat Genome Demonstrates Benefits of Combining Technologies for De Novo Assembly Premium Feb 6, 2017 Pitcher Plant Genomes Indicate Convergent Evolution Jan 27, 2017 Danforth Center-Led Team Aims to Use Genomics to Improve Sorghum Production Premium Load More Breaking News Sequencing Study Uncovers MERS-Related Coronavirus in Swiss Bats Angstrom Bio Raises $3M in Private Financing Eagle Biosciences, Genetic Analysis Ink Distribution Agreement for Gut Microbiota Test Centogene Q1 Revenues Grow More Than Fivefold Driven by COVID-19 Testing Epizyme Partnering With Quest Diagnostics for Lymphoma Mutation Testing Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel The Scan CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern" CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern." From FDA to Venture Capital Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post. Consent Questions Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles. Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.