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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.


The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.