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.
The hybrid approach expands on one described last year by Mount Sinai researchers, and relies on short-read sequencing, linked-read sequencing, and genome mapping.
Researchers at the Joint Genome Institute and elsewhere have been working on understanding the genomes of switchgrass and a close relative in order to use the plants to make better biofuels.
The new genome assembly for a western lowland gorilla named Susie has fewer gaps than a prior assembly produced from short reads and Sanger sequencing.
NRGene recently used the technology, called DeNovoMAGIC, to produce a whole genome assembly of bread wheat.
Researchers plan to identify the plant's genetic diversity and evolutionary history in order to increase production and nutritional value.
The company's genome assembly service is the first in a series of planned commercial offerings based on its sequencing-assembly protocol.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: ProTraits includes genetic, phenotypic data on bacteria, archaea; Candida albicans assembly 22; and more.
The Wall Street Journal reports that researchers are looking beyond Cas9 for CRISPR editing.
Familial DNA searches in criminal cases are winning over some critics, the Los Angeles Times reports.
In PNAS this week: miR-515 levels higher in women with preeclampsia, horizontal gene transfer in parasitic plants, and more.