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The Single Cell Genomics Center, part of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, will relocate from its current space to the East Boothbay, Me., campus that will eventually house all of the laboratory's operations.

The firm opened two new offices: an Americas headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., and a Government Sector Branch in Germantown, Md.

The institute would occupy a commercial development now under review by city officials. The Broad now occupies space in three buildings, and later this month will move into a fourth.

BGI will recruit between 20 and 50 people during the first year of the Copenhagen HQ — to be called BGI Europe — then establish a sequencing platform allowing for the additional hiring of between 50 and 100 people.


Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Deloitte are looking into the use of drones to transport samples for testing. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe is laying off about 100 people.

Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports. 

In Science this week: researchers present a computational method for predicting cellular differentiation state from single-cell RNA sequencing data, and more.