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Decimated little brown bats show potential for adaptive change

April 2020 Authors: Giorgia G. Auteri & L. Lacey Knowles Info: Little brown bats have experienced a 90% population decline due to fungal pathogen that causes a disease, white-nose syndrome. The authors used ddRADseq to compare surviving and non-surviving individuals. … more »

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A restriction enzyme reduced representation sequencing approach for low-cost, high-throughput metagenome profiling

April 2020 Authors: Melanie K. Hess, Suzanne J. Rowe, Tracey C. Van Stijn, Hannah M. Henry, Sharon M. Hickey, Rudiger Brauning, Alan F. McCulloch, Andrew S. Hess, Michelle R. Kirk, Sandeep Kumar, Cesar Pinares-Patiño, Sandra Kittelmann, Graham R. Wood, Peter … more »

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HLS-CATCH and TELL-Seq™: a new route to Targeted Long-Fragment Linked-Read Sequencing

At the recent 2020 AGBT meeting Universal Sequencing gave a data-filled poster on their new Transposase Enzyme Linked Long-read Sequencing kit and workflow, known as TELL-Seq™. The technology features a unique combination of bead-linked and soluble transposases that can generate … more »

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SageHLS Helps Unravel the Neuropsychiatric 22q11.2 Deletion Region1q11

An international collaboration led by the Stanford labs of Alexander Urban and Hanlee Ji, used the SageHLS system to map a Mb-sized deletion in a complex region of the human genome, 22q11.2, that is associated with a variety of neurodevelopmental … more »

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Inhalation of lung spheroid cell secretome and exosomes promotes lung repair in pulmonary fibrosis

February 2020 Authors: Phuong-Uyen C. Dinh, Dipti Paudel, Hayden Brochu, Kristen D. Popowski, M. Cyndell Gracieux, Jhon Cores, Ke Huang, M. Taylor Hensley, Erin Harrell, Adam C. Vandergriff, Arianna K. George, Raina T. Barrio, Shiqi Hu, Tyler A. Allen, Kevin … more »

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A spontaneous complex structural variant in rcan-1 increases exploratory behavior and laboratory fitness of Caenorhabditis elegans

February 2020 Authors: Yuehui Zhao, Lijiang Long, Jason Wan, Shweta Biliya, Shannon C. Brady, Daehan Lee, Akinade Ojemakinde, Erik C. Andersen, Fredrik O. Vannberg, Hang Lu, Patrick T. McGrath Info: Researchers studying genetic adaptive changes using C. elegans recombinant inbred … more »

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Amplification-free long read sequencing reveals unforeseen CRISPR-Cas9 off-target activity

February 2020 Authors: Ida Höijer, Josefin Johansson, Sanna Gudmundsson, Chen-Shan Chin, Ignas Bunikis, Susana Häggqvist, Anastasia Emmanouilidou, Maria Wilbe, Marcel den Hoed, Marie-Louise Bondeson, Lars Feuk, Ulf Gyllensten, Adam Ameur Info: In this preprint, the authors propose a method for … more »

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Capture of complete ciliate chromosomes in single sequencing reads reveals widespread chromosome isoforms

December 2019 Authors: Kelsi A. Lindblad, Jananan S. Pathmanathan, Sandrine Moreira, John R. Bracht, Robert P. Sebra, Elizabeth R. Hutton & Laura F. Landweber Info: Researchers sequenced the whole genome of Oxytricha trifallax, a model protozoan ciliate, using long read … more »

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SageHLS sample prep for ultra-long Nanopore Sequencing at NextOmics/GrandOmics

NextOmics/GrandOmics is the largest third-generation sequencing service company in China. The NextOmics division focuses on animal, plant and bacterial genome sequencing, while GrandOmics focuses on human genome sequencing. GrandOmics became the first certified PromethIon service provider in China in June, … more »

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Comparison of mitochondrial DNA variants detection using short- and long-read sequencing

August 2019 Authors: Ahmed N. Alkanaq, Kohei Hamanaka, Futoshi Sekiguchi, Masataka Taguri, Atsushi Takata, Noriko Miyake, Satoko Miyatake, Takeshi Mizuguchi, Naomichi Matsumot Info: The genotypes of mitochondrial DNA variants are compared using both short-read (Illumina Hi-SeqX10) and long-read (PacBio Sequel) … more »

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