genome assembly


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.

Researchers hope the genomes of the Mexican axolotl and the Schmidtea mediterranea worms will facilitate further studies on the processes behind regeneration. 

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.

Scientists reported this week for the first time a Danish reference genome based on the de novo assembly of 150 genomes from 50 family trios.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: improved maize reference genome, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: functional genomic study of effects of anti-parasitic drugs, humped bladderwort genome assembly, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: new green algae genome assembly, Arabidopsis thaliana population history, and more.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive satellite DNA in the fruit fly, transcriptome map assembly pipeline, and more.

By combining in vivo and in vitro proximity ligation technologies, highly accurate and contiguous genomes can help accelerate more traditional, genetic-marker based crop breeding.


An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.