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.

A researcher argues that big prizes like the Nobel or Lasker awards send the wrong message about research.

Maria Freire, the president of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, discusses recent genomics-fueled advances with The Open Mind's Alexander Heffner.

Three researchers win the Nobel Prize for their efforts to develop treatments for parasitic diseases.

In PLOS this week: effect of variants linked to body shape differs by age and sex, transcriptome differences in bats with and without white-nose syndrome, and more.

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