By Justin Petrone

Agilent Technologies and Febit this week separately announced expansions to their sequence-capture product lines, while Roche NimbleGen discussed plans to grow its seq-cap portfolio by year end.

Clients of these firms use sequence capture, an application also known as target enrichment and targeted resequencing, to select specific target sequences for deep sequencing on second-generation tools sold by Illumina, Life Technologies' Applied Biosystems, and Roche 454 Life Sciences.

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A draft bill released by the US House of Representatives appropriations committee would increase the 2019 National Institutes of Health budget by 3 percent.

Bloomberg looks into privacy issues raised by law enforcement's use of genetic genealogy sites.

NBC News reports on the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth.

In Science this week: environmental DNA can help in studies of marine animals, and more.

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