Genome & Genetics News from GenomeWeb

Jennifer Doudna sat down with GenomeWeb to talk about being tipped for the Nobel Prize, teaching CRISPR to undergrads, and the public perception of the technology.

The Sequel system, which was developed as part of PacBio's collaboration with Roche, will have seven times the throughput of the RS II and cost $350,000.

The company expanded its NGS-based test to 600 genes from 200 and added new diagnostic panels, with a particular focus on cardiovascular disease. 

The firm's EmbryVu test is based on an NGS method it licensed from Johns Hopkins University last year, called FAST-SeqS.

Specific proposals would negatively impact independent labs and labs with algorithm-based tests, while some interpretations don't align with statutory language, experts said.

In Genome Research this week: vervet genome, tandem repeats affect gene expression in great apes, and more.

Wired's Sarah Zhang writes that the fight over who developed the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing tool first underscores the history of parallel discoveries in science.

Recent research indicates that the benefit of having a number of scientists all living and working in a certain area is eroding.

Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich, and Aziz Sancar share this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their studies of DNA repair mechanisms.

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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 (, 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.