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Tegu: the most complete assembly of any reptile genome

- November 28, 2018

Today in GigaScience¬† we present the genome of the tegu lizard. It is the most complete assembly of any reptile genome so far and will also aid scientists to study other lizards and snakes.¬† The tegu has mastered a trick that is highly unusual in the reptile world: it can turn on its own heating […]

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Apple 2.0. A delicious genome.

- August 10, 2016

Apple, public domain (US Dep. of agriculture)

The latest apple launch event is not for a new mobile phone or tablet, but in this case a new, much improved reference genome. Just published is a new “long-read” golden delicious genome, and Hans Zauner (the latest addition to the GigaScience team) explains why it is important.

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