A new study has found that an antigen-based rapid diagnostic test for Ebola could be more reliable under certain circumstances than a recently approved RT-PCR assay for the virus.

BGI said it will make more details about the BGISEQ-500 instrument available at the 10th International Conference on Genomics in Shenzhen in October.

Early MedSeq experience shows doctors learned how to discuss and incorporate genomics into patient care and provides "some reassurance that disaster may not imminently strike."

Bio-Rad scientist Jennifer Berman explains how ddPCR can help detect the basic efficiency of CRISPR/Cas9 and other genome editing technologies and more.

Researchers detected a truncating mutation in the carboxypeptidase E gene in members of a Sudanese family affected by extreme obesity, glucose metabolism problems, and other symptoms.

At her blog, Sally Rockey dives into National Institutes of Health funding data.

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture in Brazilians, characterization of novel double-stranded RNA mycovirus, and more.

Researchers report that what scents someone picks up can reflect their complement of immune genes.

The New York Times examines ethics and China's push to lead biomedical research.

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.

This technical note describes the automation of the IlluminaTruSeq Nano DNA kit on the Biomek FXP for interrogation of low-input samples down to 100 ng.

This technical note describes the automation of the Illumina TruSeq DNA PCR-Free Sample Preparation Kit on the Beckman Coulter Biomek FXP Dual-Arm System, Multichannel Pipettor and Span-8 Pipettor automated liquid handler (Biomek FXP).