Genome & Genetics News from GenomeWeb

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.

Color Genomics hopes its recently launched benefits program will enable a broader population to have access to breast and ovarian cancer risk testing.

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.

Scientists at CSHL's Genome Engineering meeting offered their thoughts on the Zhang Lab's discovery published Friday in Cell.

Researchers examine plant and human DNA found on the Shroud of Turin.

In PNAS this week: Plasmodium knowlesi population structure, 'pre-adaptations' in algal ancestors of land plants, and more.

Replication studies that don't quite reflect the original findings underscore the need to better share data, the Wall Street Journal reports.

About two-thirds of proposals to work with select agents are denied — though most proposals that come in don't meet the definition of a restricted experiment, according to an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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