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The National Human Genome Research Institute awarded $18 million in new grants to 10 scientists who are developing next-generation sequencing technologies. Among the recipients areresearchers at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for polony genome sequencing, GnuBio for its droplet-based microfluidics, Caerus Molecular Diagnostics for label-free Millikan sequencing, and Boston University for single molecule sequencing via nanopore-induced photon emission.

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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: ProTraits includes genetic, phenotypic data on bacteria, archaea; Candida albicans assembly 22; and more.

The Wall Street Journal reports that researchers are looking beyond Cas9 for CRISPR editing.

Familial DNA searches in criminal cases are winning over some critics, the Los Angeles Times reports.

In PNAS this week: miR-515 levels higher in women with preeclampsia, horizontal gene transfer in parasitic plants, and more.