de novo sequencing Pacific Biosciences' New Sequel IIe System Puts Focus on High Read Accuracy Premium The single-molecule sequencing firm is skipping a beta testing program for its new sequencer, which should be available by the end of the year. 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. Massachusetts Startup Focuses on Long-Read Sequencing Technology Premium The firm, Universal Sequencing Technology, recently launched a library prep kit to get long-range information from short reads and is working on a long-read sequencing platform. Variant Detection Gets Boost From Graph Genomes, De Novo Assemblies Premium At ASHG, researchers showed why they're moving away from limited, linear human reference genome representations and towards a more inclusive future. Rockefeller Researchers Link Genetic Mutations to Infectious Disease Susceptibility Premium Jean-Laurent Casanova aims to identify single-gene mutations that compromise the immunity of normally healthy individuals and lead to severe infectious disease. Feb 26, 2018 Sequencing of Extinct and Living Elephants Reveals Genetic Admixture Jan 16, 2018 Dingo Genome Progress Presented at PAG May 31, 2017 Desert Tortoise Genome Gives Glimpse of Adaptation to Arid Climate, Longevity Mar 4, 2016 Investigators Use WGS, Mutational Analysis to Characterize Drug-Resistant Salmonella Epidemiology Jan 12, 2015 PAG Presenter Proposes Scheme for Sequencing Affordable De Novo Horse Genomes Nov 11, 2011 Study IDs Dozens of De Novo Gene Candidates in the Human Genome Jul 11, 2011 Exome Sequences Reveal Role for De Novo Mutations in Schizophrenia Aug 31, 2010 Wheat Genome Sequenced on Roche's 454 Premium Dec 15, 2009 Beijing Genomics Institute Publishes De Novo Assembly of Giant Panda Genome from Illumina Reads Premium Nov 17, 2009 BGI Says it Has Used the Illumina GA for De Novo Sequencing of Two Macaque Genomes Premium 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.