genome assembly

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.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: gene editing for tomato domestication, genome assemblies of inbred mouse strains, and more.

OmniTier claims that CompStor performs comparably to standard alignment-based methods but may be a more affordable solution for customers with limited budgets.

Researchers used long-read sequencing to generate more complete chimpanzee and orangutan genome assemblies, which they compared to gorilla and human assemblies.

With FALCON-Phase, investigators used PacBio long reads and Hi-C data from Phase Genomics to assemble a haplotype-phased, diploid genome for a hybrid bull.

Baylor College of Medicine's Olga Dudchenko sad the approach could assemble de novo mammalian genomes for less than $1,000.

The effort aims to sequence at least 150 animals, plants, and microbes selected for their potential benefits to Canada in the next three years.

Solenodon

Using an atypical assembly strategy, researchers tackled the genome of Solenodon paradoxus, an endangered venomous, shrew-like animal from Hispaniola.

With its Direct Labeling and Staining (DLS) chemistry, currently available to early-access users, Bionano is pushing forward with more contiguous genome maps.

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An opinion piece at Bloomberg discusses China's stance on genomic research.

Genetic ancestry testing can affect a person's sense of identity, the New York Times Magazine writes.

Nebula Genomics is launching its genome sequencing service for free for people who provide certain information about themselves, the Boston Globe reports.

In PLOS this week: grey wolf population genomics, mutations associated with lung adenocarcinoma survival, and more.