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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CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

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