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The Chinese joint venture aims to develop infectious disease assays based on iCubate's proprietary amplicon-rescued multiplex PCR technology.

The FDA announced this week that it has updated the expiration date on its guidance for industry pharmacogenomic data submissions.

Both teams had sequencing data generated at BGI and said that going forward, it would be important to validate the technology outside of BGI.

Using genome sequences for 161 present-day Papuans and Island Southeast Asians, researchers described three Denisovan lineages and estimated divergence times between them.

For 2019, the firm's total revenues from commercial operations, licensing, and collaborations are expected to grow to more than €3 million.

The researchers created a resource of cancer dependencies and developed a framework to prioritize existing cancer drug targets and suggest new ones.

Yikon's test uses next-generation sequencing to screen embryos for chromosomal aneuploidy prior to implantation and does not require a biopsy.

Technology Review reports that researchers developed transgenic macaque monkeys with copies of a gene linked to human intelligence.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: algorithm to determine messenger RNA translation shifts, functionally annotated bacterial tree of life, and more.

In PNAS this week: genomic profile of an endosymbiotic microbe, role of horizontal gene transfer in fungal adaptations, and more.

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.