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The investment bank said that PacBio's SMRT sequencing technology has always been attractive compared to traditional NGS shotgun sequencing.

To Control the Spread

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Researchers have assembled the genome of the orange clownfish.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to identify bacterial plasmid sequences, long-read sequencing of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain, and more.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genetic history of early European farmers, 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.

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.

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Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.

Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.

Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.

In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.