Genomes go platinum

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Brooke LaFlamme | Nature Portfolio | February 10, 2021

Sequencing a vertebrate genome had almost become routine by 2017, but, with very few exceptions, assemblies of most diploid genomes remained highly fragmented and incomplete. The domestic goat genome ARS1 created a new standard for de novo assemblies of complex genomes.

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