Varmus plans to establish a "modestly sized" research laboratory at the Meyer Cancer Center at Weill-Cornell Medical College and to assist the New York Genome Center.

10X Genomics' GemCode platform

Several early-access customers presented results from the 10X technology at the meeting.

The method involves expressing long dsRNA in plant chloroplasts to prevent them from being processed into less-effective siRNAs.

The scientists were able to systematically knock out the genes in the mouse genome to identify novel tumor suppressor genes.

Among Canon BioMedical's life science projects is a genetic testing platform based on ultra-fast serial PCR and high-resolution melt analysis.

Elaine Mardis, co-director of the Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis, discussed genomic testing for cancer in both clinical research and diagnosis.

Harold Varmus, the director of the National Cancer Institute, has announced that he is stepping down after nearly five years.

In Nature this week: omic analysis of permafrost microbes, hookworm genome, and more.

Biologists turn to environmental DNA sampling to determine whether elusive or invasive species are shedding DNA in a given area.

Rob Knight writes at Scientific American that microbiome studies are about to break out of the laboratory.

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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.

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