In Genome Biology this week, two papers describe methods for sequence capture. In one, scientists led by Olivier Harismendy and Kelly Frazer at the University of California, San Diego, used oligo capture probes in solution to select for approximately 3.6 megabases of sequence target. The approach, they say, generated sequence data with sensitivity to detect 93 percent of SNPs with a calling accuracy greater than 99 percent.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.

Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.