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Closure of Novartis Genome & Proteome Group Topped Most-Read GenomeWeb News Stories Last Week

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - What are GenomeWeb News subscribers reading? Below are the five most-read articles for the five-day period ended Friday, March 23.
1. Novartis to Close NIBR Genome & Proteome Sciences Group, Fold Activities into Other Programs (from March 22)
2. Invitrogen, Distended by Big Acquisitions, Will Now Concentrate on Fewer, Smaller Buys (from March 22)
3. Accounting Rules Prevent Illumina From Booking Revenue for at Least 13 Sequencers (from March 21)
4. Scientists Tell Senate That Ongoing Weak NIH Funding May Strip US of Biotech Leadership Role (from March 20)
5. NimbleGen Files for IPO; Pricing Not Yet Determined (from March 19)
The Scan

Genome Sequences Reveal Range Mutations in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Researchers in Nature Genetics detect somatic mutation variation across iPSCs generated from blood or skin fibroblast cell sources, along with selection for BCOR gene mutations.

Researchers Reprogram Plant Roots With Synthetic Genetic Circuit Strategy

Root gene expression was altered with the help of genetic circuits built around a series of synthetic transcriptional regulators in the Nicotiana benthamiana plant in a Science paper.

Infectious Disease Tracking Study Compares Genome Sequencing Approaches

Researchers in BMC Genomics see advantages for capture-based Illumina sequencing and amplicon-based sequencing on the Nanopore instrument, depending on the situation or samples available.

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.