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Saturday June 5th, 2021 day edition

image for A complete human genome sequence is close: how scientists filled in the gaps

Visualization of sections of the human genome sequence at the Wellcome Sanger Institute near Cambridge, UK.Credit: James King-Holmes/Science Photo Library.

When the sequencing of the human genome was announced two decades ago by the Human Genome Project and biotech firm Celera Genomics, the sequence was not truly complete.

Scientists solved some of the puzzle over time, but the most recent human genome, which geneticists have used as a reference since 2013, still lacks 8% of the full sequence.

Now, researchers in the Telomere-to-Telomere (T2T) Consortium, an international collaboration that comprises around 30 institutions, have filled in those gaps.

The newly sequenced genome — dubbed T2T-CHM13 — adds nearly 200 million base pairs to the 2013 version of the human genome sequence.

She hopes that future human genome sequences will cover everything, including the newly sequenced sections — not just the parts that are easy to read.

This should be easier now that the reference genome has been completed and some of the technical snags have been worked out. »

Bing Censors Image Search for 'Tank Man' Even in US

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Bing, the search engine owned by Microsoft, is not displaying image results for a search for "Tank man," even when searching from the United States.

Motherboard verified that the issue also impacts image searches on Yahoo and DuckDuckGo, which both use Bing.

Multiple Twitter users also sent Motherboard images of the lack of image results on Bing while connecting from France, Switzerland, and other countries. »

Hudson American Legion to close permanently after cutting veteran's mic during Memorial Day speech

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“We discovered that the censoring that occurred at the Memorial Day Ceremony in Hudson, Ohio, sponsored by Hudson American Legion Post 464, was pre-meditated and planned by Jim Garrison and Cindy Suchan.".

American Legion officials told News 5 partner the Akron Beacon Journal that Suchan, who chairs the Memorial Day Parade Committee and is president of the Hudson American Legion Auxiliary, has not resigned, but her case is being handled by the American Legion Auxiliary of Ohio.

During his Memorial Day speech, Kemter referenced historians from Harvard when he said, “Memorial Day was first commemorated by an organized group of freed black slaves less than a month after the Confederacy surrendered.". »

New ‘Master And Commander’ Movie In Works At 20th Century; Patrick Ness Penning Prequel

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EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century is looking to head back to the high seas as sources tell Deadline the studio is developing a new Master and Commander pic with A Monster Calls scribe Patrick Ness adapting the script.

Insiders add it is still early days and no director or talent is attached at this time.

The 2003 pic Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, directed by Peter Weir, was set during the Napoleonic Wars and follows Capt. »

North Carolina county bans Coke machines over company's criticism of Georgia voting law

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Officials in Surry County, N.C., have approved a measure mandating the removal of all Coca-Cola machines from government facilities after the company's stated opposition to an election law passed in Georgia.

Several prominent Republicans have called on conservatives to boycott Coca-Cola and other companies who have criticized GOP-led voting measures.

A spokesperson for Coca-Cola told NBC News it was aware of the recently passed measure in Surry County. »