strand sequencing New Methods Enable Phased Human Genome Assemblies Without Parental Data Premium The methods, both published in Nature Biotechnology this week, result in completely phased haplotypes, without the need for sequencing parental samples. Oxford Nanopore to Commercialize DNA Strand Sequencing this Year; Illumina not Involved Premium By Julia Karow This article was originally published Feb.1. With New NHGRI Grant, Electronic Bio Sciences Focuses on Nanopore Strand Sequencing Premium The company, which won a four-year, $4.3 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute this fall, is working toward a nanopore strand sequencing technology that builds on an ion channel measurement platform it has been developing. Breaking News Genetic Loci With Link to Bowel Movement Frequency May Point to GI Condition Treatments Rebus Biosystems Acquires IP, Assay Assets of EEL Transcriptomics Genedrive Rapid Molecular COVID-19 Test Receives CE Mark Nomic Bio Closes $17M Series A Round Pacific Biosciences, UCLA Collaborate on Rare Disease Diagnostics Foundation Medicine Test Nabs FDA Approval as CDx for BRAF Inhibitor Therapeutics for Melanoma The Scan Back as Director A court has reinstated Nicole Boivin as director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Science reports. Research, But Implementation? Francis Collins reflects on his years as the director of the US National Institutes of Health with NPR. For the False Negatives The Guardian writes that the UK Health Security Agency is considering legal action against the lab that reported thousands of false negative COVID-19 test results. Genome Biology Papers Present Epigenetics Benchmarking Resource, Genomic Architecture Maps of Peanuts, More In Genome Biology this week: DNA methylation data for seven reference cell lines, three-dimensional genome architecture maps of peanut lines, and more.