NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Pacific Biosciences has increased its headcount by 10 percent over the last year and plans to move into a larger office space with increased manufacturing capacity, the company said this week.

During a conference call discussing its second quarter performance, CEO Mike Hunkapiller gave an overview of the single-molecule sequencing company's position, saying that the increasingly competitive human genome sequencing space will eventually be the firm's largest market.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.