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 Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.