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In PNAS this week: epistasis affecting cystic fibrosis, Tiger rattlesnake genome gives venom insight, and more.

In Science this week: updated reference genome assembly for the rhesus macaque, and more.

The researchers, who also performed whole-genome sequencing on 853 macaques, found new lineage-specific genes and expanded gene families in the monkeys.

In Nature this week: computational tool for the hybrid de novo assembly of human genomes, and more.

In Nature this week: donkey genome gives insight into domestication, workflow for reference-free assembly of fully phased diploid human genomes, and more.

The methods, both published in Nature Biotechnology this week, result in completely phased haplotypes, without the need for sequencing parental samples.

At the AMP 2020 annual meeting, the Chicago pediatric hospital described how to modernize variant calling, as new human genome assemblies are in the works.

In Science this week: analysis of mole genome sheds light on development of ovotestes.

In Nature this week: molecular profiling platform identifies treatments for pediatric cancer cases, metaFlye algorithm addresses challenges of long-read metagenomic assembly, and more.

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.

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The Wall Street Journal reports on gaps in COVID-19 testing affecting less affluent urban areas and rural locations.

According to NBC News, new SARS-CoV-2 variants are making it harder for researchers to model the course of the pandemic.

The New York Times reports that experts say President Joe Biden's goal of vaccinating 1 million people a day in the US in the next 100 days is too low a bar.

In Science this week: single-cell lineage tracing technique applied to study lung cancer metastasis, and more.