• Article
    | Open Access

    Comparison of multiple genome assemblies from wheat reveals extensive diversity that results from the complex breeding history of wheat and provides a basis for further potential improvements to this important food crop.

    • Sean Walkowiak
    • , Liangliang Gao
    •  & Curtis J. Pozniak
  • Article
    | Open Access

    Deep phenotype and genome-wide genetic data from 500,000 individuals from the UK Biobank, describing population structure and relatedness in the cohort, and imputation to increase the number of testable variants to 96 million.

    • Clare Bycroft
    • , Colin Freeman
    •  & Jonathan Marchini
  • Letter
    | Open Access

    De novo assembly and phasing of the genome of an individual from Korea using a combination of different sequencing approaches provides a useful population-specific reference genome and represents the most contiguous human genome assembly so far.

    • Jeong-Sun Seo
    • , Arang Rhie
    •  & Changhoon Kim
  • Article |

    WebSchizophrenia is associated with genetic variation at the major histocompatibility complex locus; this study reveals that alleles at this locus associate with schizophrenia in proportion to their tendency to generate greater expression of complement component 4 (C4A) genes and that C4 promotes the elimination of synpases.

    • Aswin Sekar
    • , Allison R. Bialas
    •  & Steven A. McCarroll
  • Letter |

    Haplotype-resolved whole-genome sequencing of the HeLa CCL-2 strain shows that HeLa is relatively stable in terms of point variation; integration of several data sets reveals strong, haplotype-specific activation of the proto-oncogene MYC by the human papilloma virus type 18 genome, and enables the relationship between gene dosage and expression to be examined.

    • Andrew Adey
    • , Joshua N. Burton
    •  & Jay Shendure
  • Letter |

    An extensive genome-wide survey of over 48,000 single nucleotide polymorphisms in dogs and their wild progenitor, the grey wolf, was conducted to shed light on the process of dog diversification. The results reveal that much of genome diversity came from Middle Eastern progenitors, combined with interbreeding with local wolf populations, and that recent evolution involved limited genetic variation to create the phenotypic diversity of modern dogs.

    • Bridgett M. vonHoldt
    • , John P. Pollinger
    •  & Robert K. Wayne