In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to identify bacterial plasmid sequences, long-read sequencing of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain, and more.
In Nature this week: genetic history of early European farmers, and more.
In PNAS this week: functional genomic study of effects of anti-parasitic drugs, humped bladderwort genome assembly, and more.
In Genome Research this week: longitudinal study of Burkholderia cenocepacia isolates from cystic fibrosis patients, long-read assembly approach, and more.
The approach, which uses 10x Genomics technology for haplotyping, requires neither mutation-specific assays nor DNA from affected family members.
Researchers from Pacific Biosciences and elsewhere tested their approach on Arabidopsis thaliana before applying it to wine grape and coral fungus genomes.
The PGP team used Complete Genomics' Long-Fragment Read technology to analyze the set of samples.
More than half the transcripts Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory researchers captured were novel, including novel isoforms of known genes.
The company recently unveiled the newest editions of its Fragment Analyzer platforms and an expanded portfolio of kits, and announced a partnership with Pacific Biosciences.
Both companies are working together to market both companies' technology for long-read DNA sequencing.
In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.
Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.
The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.
In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.