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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.

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.

The research suggests that pangolins are natural hosts of Betacoronaviruses but does not support the idea that SARS-CoV-2 emerged directly from pangolins.

In Science this week: genome of a wild wheatgrass that is resistant to fungal disease, and more.

In Nature this week: genetic "clock" that can predict the lifespans of vertebrates, new assembler called wtdbg2, and more.

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A Brazilian-led team of researchers reports it has generated a sugarcane genome assembly that encompasses more than 99 percent of its genome.

Inqaba will distribute DNAStar's Lasergene software suite for DNA, RNA, and protein sequence analysis in Africa.

Using 350 human genomes from different populations, the two centers plan to develop a multi-genome reference sequence that is as complete as possible.

In Nature this week: study of RNA polymerase that transcribes influenza, annotated chromosome-level reference genome assembly for the pea, and more.

Illumina is contributing reagents for 100 genomes worth of short-read sequence data to help scientists generate 100 new high-quality reference genomes.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

This week in Science: Neanderthal Y chromosomes replaced by Homo sapiens Y chromosomes, and more.