A.I run an academic core sequencing lab. Previously, we operated two ABI 3700 sequencers that were purchased primarily with institutional funds. Last year, we upgraded to two ABI 3730/3730xl sequencers but chose to lease the instruments rather than purchase outright. This move has more than paid for itself and we are enjoying substantial improvements in quality, read length, speed, and reliability. At the same time, our reagents costs have dropped significantly, allowing overall costs to users to drop.

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American scientists find themselves once again warning the Trump administration not to dismiss science, the New Yorker report.

A new study suggests CRISPR could be used to save coral reefs from dying off, Forbes reports.

Researchers have found that the i-motif shape of DNA previously observed in the lab also exists in human cells, and that it may serve a purpose.

In PNAS this week: a genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis of the tea plant, Arabidopsis thaliana's adaptations to specific local environments, and more.