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The project plans to sequence 20,000 genomes in 2019, 50,000 by the end of 2020, and a total of 100,000 by the end of 2021 using Oxford Nanopore's PromethIon platform.

Crusader bones, Lebanon

Sequence data for nine Crusaders buried in Lebanon identified individuals with European, Near Eastern, or mixed ancestry, but no lasting genetic effect on the wider population.

With ancient mitochondrial sequences from all seven Canary Islands, researchers identified at least two early migrations involving shifting populations from North Africa.

Freshly minted as a "unicorn," the Utah healthcare data analytics powerhouse is building up a new life sciences division to aid biotech development and precision medicine.

The government has also pledged €5 million from the European Regional Development Fund to support the integration of genetic data into routine medical care.

The center, set to open next year, will establish a national sequencing infrastructure, manage a national genome database, and make the data available for research.

An Australian team has sequenced some 4,000 healthy individuals over 70 years old for the Medical Genome Reference Bank database.

Researchers documented genetic associations, trait heritability, and more with data from GWAS on 778 binary or non-binary traits in UK Biobank participants.

Mayo Clinic researchers found that cytogenetic subtypes containing three translocations were more common in individuals with a greater proportion of African ancestry.

Initiated the by New York Genome Center Cancer Group, the Polyethnic-1000 project will focus on cancer patients from ethnic minority groups.

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A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.