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The researchers sequenced and analyzed the domesticated almond genome, uncovering why they are sweet, unlike bitter wild almonds.

Two research groups have released new long-read datasets and a metagenomics-specific genome assembler for the analysis of microbial communities.

Flye and wtdbg2, both released this year, work with Pacific Biosciences and Oxford Nanopore data and can assemble bacterial and more complex genomes.

The Telomere-to-Telomere consortium has already generated a gapless assembly of the human X chromosome and aims to complete all chromosomes over the next two years or so.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: strawberry reference genome, Antarctic blackfin icefish genome assembly and linkage map, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: early-onset preeclampsia model, lateral gene transfer events in grasses, and more.

In Genome Research this week: collection of circular RNAs from breast cancers, chromosome-scale genome assembly for the axolotl, and more.

Three long-read assemblies — two from PacBio data alone and one from Oxford Nanopore and Illumina data — had considerably more indel errors in genes than short-read assemblies.

The UCSD spinout has developed a modified version of the Hi-C protocol to capture chromatin conformation that uses multiple restriction enzymes.

Illumina, SeaWorld, and others teamed up to sequence the bottlenosed dolphin, according to CBS News 8 San Diego.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.