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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.

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

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.

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The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.

The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.

New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.