The project aims to sequence nine different taxa of cultivated potato and one closely-related wild species to facilitate the production of improved varieties of the crop.

A Hermes Pardini Institute researcher described how a gene panel test for breast cancer uncovered variants of unknown significance and how new data changed their significance.

Pharmacogenomic analysis has become a critical part of Pfizer's drug development efforts, that Jean-Claude Marshall calls an "insurance policy" well worth the investment.

The Xpert Omni platform will launch in 2016 running Cepheid test cartridges on a compact battery-operated device that is anticipated to cost less than $3,000.

The upgrade follows four consecutive quarters of above-industry-average revenue growth, driven by the biopharma end market, and the addition of a new CEO.

The partners will try out the Ubiquitome Freedom4 hand-held, real-time PCR device in a range of quality assurance applications in food production and distribution.

In Cell this week: map of human protein interactions, mutant phenotype variability in organisms of the same species from different genetic backgrounds, and more.

Critics call the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Gary Gilliland's prediction of cancer cures within 10 years "out of touch with reality" and "irresponsible."

Ivan Oransky discusses the need for reproducibility research at The Conversation.

The San Diego Union-Tribune posts videos from Biocom's Speaker Series with Illumina's Jay Flatley, who discusses Roche's failed hostile takeover bid.

Lucigen has developed an NGS library technology that generates 20 kb mate pair reads that jump across repetitive elements found in microbial genomes (www.lucigen.com/matepair), which dramatically improves the success of assembly de novo by resolving repeat elements and ordering contigs. Six microbial genomes have been assembled de novo and completely closed and finished using Lucigen’s NxSeq® 20 kb mate pair library kit, a companion fragment library, and SPAdes assembly software.

Developments in scientific research are outpacing the IT infrastructure lifecycle. Avere Systems worked with Cambridge HealthTech Institute to survey 100 professionals responsible for storage in research environments. This report looks at the results of this unique survey and shares insights into the challenges expressed by respondents, like:

  • What respondents felt were their biggest issues
  • What is needed
  • Benchmarks for comparison
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This on-demand webinar demonstrates how automated liquid handling workstations can reduce bottlenecks in library preparation for next-generation sequencing, enabling scientific advances in genomics research that were not possible five years ago.