A New Human Reference Genome Represents the Most Common Sequences
A New Human Reference Genome Represents the Most Common Sequences
Researchers create a “consensus genome” that halves the number of errors when mapping transcripts, although they say the current standard is still a good tool.
A New Human Reference Genome Represents the Most Common Sequences
A New Human Reference Genome Represents the Most Common Sequences

Researchers create a “consensus genome” that halves the number of errors when mapping transcripts, although they say the current standard is still a good tool.

Researchers create a “consensus genome” that halves the number of errors when mapping transcripts, although they say the current standard is still a good tool.

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The Biggest Science News of 2020
The Biggest Science News of 2020
Kerry Grens | Dec 23, 2020
Neanderthal DNA surprises in modern humans, the first blood test for Alzheimer’s, a discovery of new human salivary glands, and, oh yeah, a pandemic
Initiative Addresses Racial Disparities in Neuroscience
Initiative Addresses Racial Disparities in Neuroscience
Amanda Heidt | Dec 1, 2020
The African Ancestry Neuroscience Research Initiative plans to boost inclusion in genomic studies and support a more diverse generation of neuroscientists.
Black in X Addresses Long-Standing Inequity in STEM
Black in X Addresses Long-Standing Inequity in STEM
Lisa Winter | Nov 16, 2020
In a year of racial tumult, Black scientists are uniting for visibility and action. 
New Genome Sequences Reveal Undescribed African Migration
New Genome Sequences Reveal Undescribed African Migration
Max Kozlov | Oct 29, 2020
An analysis of the genomes of people from 50 ethnolinguistic groups in Africa spots 62 genes under positive selection and 3 million more genetic variants than previously documented.
New Map Charts Genetic Expression Across Tissue Types, Sexes
New Map Charts Genetic Expression Across Tissue Types, Sexes
Ashley Yeager | Sep 10, 2020
A decade-long effort to probe gene regulation reveals differences between males and females, points to essential regulatory elements, and offers insight into past work on telomeres.
Open Letter
An Open Letter: Scientists and Racial Justice
An Open Letter: Scientists and Racial Justice
Joseph Graves, Erich D. Jarvis | Jun 19, 2020
What we can and must do to make science more equitable.
China Catches Up with the US in Science and Tech
China Catches Up with the US in Science and Tech
Catherine Offord | Jan 17, 2020
A new report from the National Science Board identifies changes in the US’s global R&D investment and output, as well as in the country’s science and engineering workforce in recent years.
Do English-Only Policies Foster or Damage Inclusivity in Science?
Do English-Only Policies Foster or Damage Inclusivity in Science?
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2019
Speaking a common language is key to a well-integrated team, but guidance is sparse on what—if anything—principal investigators should do about it.
Sleep Study in Antarctica Explores Role of Cultural Differences
Sleep Study in Antarctica Explores Role of Cultural Differences
Alejandra Manjarrez | Dec 1, 2019
Habits such as napping might influence how humans cope with extreme environments, such as those at a polar research facility in winter.