This story was originally posted on June 4.

Roche has decided to shutter its NimbleGen microarray business, and will phase out array production and services by the end of the year. At the same time, the firm will continue to provide target enrichment products for use with next-generation sequencing, a spokesperson confirmed last week.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.