genome assembly Telomere-To-Telomere Team Assembles Complete Human Genome En Route to Reference Pangenome Premium The project leaders hope that T2T-CHM13 will be used as a new linear reference genome while they are generating phased genomes for the Human Pangenome Reference Consortium. New California Condor Genome Assembly Reveals High Genetic Diversity Genetic diversity, which helps the birds adapt in the wild, can also aid conservationists' efforts to breed out deleterious traits and diseases in the species. Vertebrate Genomes Project Presents High-Quality Genomes for 25 Species In a series of new papers, researchers from the project describe their sequencing pipeline and how the new assemblies have fueled additional studies. Long-Read Genome Assemblies Have 'Blind Spots' for Structural Variant Detection Premium Researchers comparing structural variant detection using short- and long-read technologies said assembly-based methods can provide added value, despite missing certain CNVs. Wild Animal Gut Microbiomes Reveal New Species, Ties to Host Traits The gut microbiomes of nearly 200 animal species could serve as a resource for the discovery of new therapeutics and biotechnology applications. Mar 17, 2021 Giraffe Genome Assembly, Functional Analyses Highlight Variants Linked to Height Adaptations Mar 3, 2021 Human Pangenome Reference Consortium Releases Data From 30 Genomes Feb 19, 2021 NRGene Looks to Royalty-Based Partnerships in Wake of IPO Premium Dec 17, 2020 New Rhesus Macaque Reference Genome Holds Potential for Human Disease, Evolution Research Dec 8, 2020 New Methods Enable Phased Human Genome Assemblies Without Parental Data Premium Nov 18, 2020 Lurie Children's Hospital Details Migration of Clinical Diagnostics Lab to hg38 Reference Genome Premium Jul 14, 2020 Telomere-to-Telomere Team Shares Complete X Chromosome Assembly Jun 15, 2020 Genome In a Bottle Consortium Releases Structural Variant Calling Benchmark Data Premium May 14, 2020 Pangolin Coronavirus Study Finds No Evidence of Direct Evolution to SARS-CoV-2 Oct 23, 2019 DNAStar Names Inqaba Biotec as Distributor for Africa Sep 24, 2019 NIH Awards $29.5M to Two Centers for New Human Genome Reference Program Aug 28, 2019 Vertebrate, Earth Genome Projects Provide Updates, Stress Impact on Conservation Aug 16, 2019 New Long Read Assemblers for De Novo Genomes Promise Speed, Scalability Premium Jun 14, 2019 Almond Genome Points to Regions Affecting Sweet Taste May 30, 2019 Long-Read Metagenomic Sequencing Gets Boost From New Assembly Tool Premium May 21, 2019 New Graph-Based Assemblers Promise Speedier, Cheaper Computing for Long-Read Sequencing Premium Mar 26, 2019 New Human Genome Reference Projects Combine Long Nanopore Reads, Other Data Types Premium Jan 23, 2019 Long-Read Genome Assemblies Have Many Errors in Protein-Coding Regions, Study Finds Nov 13, 2018 Arima Genomics Aims to Reduce Hi-C Sequencing Turnaround Time, Complexity Premium Aug 14, 2018 OmniTier Touts Speed, Cost of De Novo Assembly Product Ahead of Q4 Launch Premium Load More Breaking News Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.