Genome & Genetics News from GenomeWeb

Going forward, Complete Genomics will focus on clinical research and support BGI's noninvasive prenatal testing business as well as the launch of its benchtop sequencer in China.

Yakutian horse

Horses in the Siberian Far East appear to have been introduced by the Yakut population within the last several hundred years, adapting to the environment since then.

The new study will evaluate how different assays measuring PD-L1 expression compare to one another, an issue raised in recently published research.


Scientists from the Zhang laboratory have systematically interrogated the protein structure of Cas9 to optimize its genome editing specificity.

Cigna worked with InformedDNA to come up with scenarios under which it would cover whole-exome sequencing, although it still considers whole-genome analysis investigational.

The company said it plans to offer the underwriters of the offering an option to buy an additional 525,000 shares of its stock at the public offering price.

Through a transcriptome study, researchers home in on the activity of inflammation-linked genes in chronically lonely people.

Determining who is and is not an author and where a researcher should fall on a list of authors can be a tricky task, Nature News writes.

In PNAS this week: variant protective against Alzheimer's disease, effect of whole-genome duplication on methylation in rice, and more.

Genome editing is also bringing up questions when applied to farm animals, the New York Times reports.

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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.