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.

Conifer trees.

Analyses on sequence data for more than two-dozen plants point to two previously unknown whole-genome duplication events in the conifer lineage.

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.

Springboarding from his successful crowdfunding campaign, synthetic biologist Josiah Zayner wants to bring molecular biology into everyone's living room.

The Hologic-funded model predicted co-testing would lead to a lifetime savings of $39 per woman, with high cancer detection sensitivity and fewer false positive results.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing study of Yakutian horses, tardigrade genome, and more.

A guest post at Retraction Watch discusses what funders can do to improve research reproducibility.

Researchers report in Nature this week that farming led to genomic adaptations in humans.

The FDA argues that it needs to evaluate the safety and efficacy of laboratory-developed tests, a proposal that divides Republicans.

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This webinar highlights important features and demonstrates the practical aspects of using the NCBI BLAST service.

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.