Agilent Technologies last week said it plans to launch later this month its SureSelect Target Enrichment System, which is designed to enable scientists to sequence genomic areas of interest with second-generation sequencing instruments.

According to Agilent, researchers can use the platform to capture a subset of exons or other genome targets and wash away the rest of the genome prior to sequencing. The company views the product as a replacement for what it calls “labor-intensive” methods for targeted re-sequencing, such as PCR.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

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