The international team of researchers focused on Aiptasia in an effort to develop genetic resources for studying the sea anemone and other anthozoans.

Quest offers its BRCAvantage test on the MiSeq, has other oncology and neurology NGS tests in development, and is converting all its Sanger tests to NGS. 

They also put forth a proof-of-concept method for scheduled Swath acquisition, which accounts for changes in precursor ion distributions across LC gradients.

Launched in April, the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development is charged with streamlining that country's unwieldy funding process.

The company completed analytical validation of MetaSite Breast, and is planning to complete three additional studies before launching it on the market with MenaCalc.

This Week in Nucleic Acids Research: Researchers describe a new method to find large-scale structural variants in cancer genomes, a glimpse at an approach for profiling miRNAs in tumor samples from TCGA, and more.

Intellia Therapeutics has raised $70 million, becoming the latest firm leveraging the gene editing technology to haul in a gob of cash.

Now going beyond reporting fetal aneuploidies, NIPTs may be providing too much information that may be useless, some doctors and genetic counselor say.

A group of organizations in the UK say that there needs to be discussions about the use of technologies such as CRISPR/Cas-9 for human germline editing.

Quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) is maturing as a technology, becom­ing the central platform and gold standard for much of the molecular research and molecular diagnostics performed today. Behind this success is the field’s increasing awareness of the importance of quality control, validation, and performance assessment.

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