With the American pika as an example, researchers show that next-generation sequencing approaches may be applied to elusive and endangered species.

Timothy Kupferschmid

OCME's Department of Forensic Biology recently started testing next-generation sequencing for forensic applications.

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 optimal statistical method to find differences in methylation between case samples and control samples depends on the study's sample size.

Roche's program will now include early infant HIV diagnostics for low- and middle-income countries.

The deal allows Floragenex to extend its SBG service offerings to include double digest RAD-Seq in non-commercial and academic research across all species.

The New York Times' George Johnson muses on cancer's roots in multicellularity.

The San Diego Union Tribune wonders whether Medicare is ready for personalized medicine.

Jun Wang, the chief executive of BGI, has stepped down.

In PNAS this week: human T cell editing with CRISPR, retrotransposons acting as insulators, and more.

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
Jun
23
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

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.