Getting to that Point

Illumina announced at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference earlier this week that one of its new platforms, dubbed the HiSeq X Ten Sequencing System, could produce a human genome for $1,000.

Reaching this price point has been a long-desired goal as more affordable sequencing may herald widespread adoption of whole-genome sequencing and enable personalized medicine.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.