At the FDA workshop, stakeholders discussed what a regulatory framework for next-generation sequencing tests might look like.

The approval marks a first for 23andMe in being able to slowly start reporting health-related test results to its customers again.

At the AGBT meeting this week, talks will feature real-time surveillance approaches, cDNA sequencing, and de novo genome assembly using MinIon data.

: MRIGlobal will develop the whole-genome diagnostic system to identify a broad range of human pathogens with a focus on emerging pathogens.

Investigators linked a novel virus, called Bourbon virus, to a man's death using sequencing and phylogenetic approaches.

Developed by New England Biolabs, the method uses pH-sensitive colorimetric dyes and is being utilized by the company to create assays for neglected tropical diseases.

In Nature this week: researchers classify pancreatic cancer into four subtypes using sequencing, and more.

Genotyping analysis of measles in Ontario indicates the strain there didn't originate from Disneyland or Europe.

The UK Medical Research Council says the proposed path of a new train line could affect research at the Francis Crick Institute.

In Genome Biology this week: miRNAs linked to diffuse large B-cell lymphoma outcomes, database of bird genomes, and more.

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This online seminar describes new technology capable of generating mate-pair sequencing reads up to 50 kb in length, enabling de novo genome assembly, closure, and finishing on the Illumina or Ion Torrent next-generation sequencing platforms.

As the molecular profiling Caris Life Sciences performs for cancer patients has advanced, the company's needs for managing high-performance analytics and storage have grown exponentially. Its next-generation sequencing (NGS) processes are now fully supported by IBM supercomputing technologies, including processing by IBM NeXtScale System servers.

Hadoop MapReduce is fast becoming a core technology in the exciting fast moving field of genome research. This whitepaper explains how IBM Platform Symphony helps dramatically accelerate Contrail, an important toolset in de novo genome assembly.