The sequencer ABI launced in 1988 was called the 370, not the 377, as originally reported. Also, because of an editing error, ABI at the time was an independent company. It was not yet called PerkinElmer.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.