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.
Two BioRxiv preprints describe new algorithms that the developers say can accelerate the pace of genome analysis.
In Nature this week: circular consensus sequencing method to sequence and assemble a human genome, a new CRISPR platform using the Cpf1 endonuclease, and more.
In Nature this week: eight loci linked to PTSD in US Million Veteran Program study, new hybrid metagenomic assembler, and more.
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.
Russian CRISPR researcher moves along with plans to ultimately alter the genes of embryos of deaf couples, though awaits regulatory approval, Nature News reports.
University of California, San Francisco, researchers have uncovered a gene mutations that appears to make a father-son duo more efficient sleepers.
NPR reports a large health insurer has begun to cover some pharmacogenetic tests for psychiatric drugs.
In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of non-syndromic orofacial cleft subtypes, epigenetic and transcriptomic analysis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, and more.