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Early-access users of the Flongle said the small, inexpensive flow cells allow them to develop new methods quickly and to check the quality of clones and libraries.
Early-access users have used IDT's rhAmpSeq technology to create genetic marker maps for plants and to validate off target events in gene editing.
At the AGBT conference, MGI Tech showcased its technologies, while a Sanger Institute researcher presented results from a comparison between BGI and Illumina data.
At the AGBT meeting last night, Johns Hopkins researcher Joshua Cohen said that the partners are looking to recruit 50,000 healthy individuals for the study.
Several groups are comparing Bionano with standard cytogenetic assays like karyotyping, FISH, or array CGH for blood cancer or genetic disease testing.
Last week, Invitae launched its Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening test while Myriad expanded its Prequel Prenatal Screen to cover all aneuploidies.
The article argues that PRS are bad at identifying those who will develop disease but others say this is the same for widely used risk factors.
In a clinical study Baylor researchers found that PreSeek, which Natera markets as Vistara, reliably detected dominant disorders in more than 400 pregnancies.
Circulomics, Bionano, Sage Science, RevoluGen, and others have been developing methods for extracting DNA hundreds of kilobases and up to megabases in length.
While canine genetic testing providers bemoan a lack of quality standards, they disagree on what specific rules labs should follow.
Researchers representing scientists and students of Chinese descent voice their concerns about recent US policies and rhetoric.
Wired reports that researchers have shown they could reprogram a DNA-based computer.
Researchers say increased diversity in genomic studies will benefit all, PBS NewsHour reports.
In Science this week: whole-genome sequencing of single sperm cells, and more.