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The exclusive distribution deal expands the Finnish bioinformatics software company's footprint in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

The Genome Program, led by technology firm Group 42 in collaboration with BGI and Oxford Nanopore, plans to sequence 100,000 samples during its first phase.

In Genome Research this week: post-zygotic mutations in diabetes development, single-cell RNA sequencing study of aging, and more.

Weizmann Institute of Science researchers have developed an Escherichia coli strain that consumes carbon dioxide, Discover magazine reports.

Forbes reports on firms using artificial intelligence to diagnose rare genetic diseases.

The partners will evaluate circulating tumor cell-based biomarker panels as potential new tests for use on Ikonisys' Ikoniscope fluorescence microscopy system.

Mobidiag signed agreements for its Amplidiag and Novodiag products with Alab in Poland and the Ukraine; Biogenetix in Romania; and Theranostica in Israel.

PetaGene is expanding further into South Asia and other regions by naming Dubai-based Alliance Global as its exclusive partner in several countries. 

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of Iranian ethnic groups, genome-wide methylation analysis of cataracts among giant pandas, and more.

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Researchers in India plan to sequence SARS-CoV-2 isolates from around the country, according to LiveMint.

Mauro Ferrari has resigned as president of the European Research Council over its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Financial Times reports.

Stat News reports some health tech startups are laying off or furloughing workers.

In Genome Research this week: indels affecting microsatellites in cancer, analytical approach to find key regulatory elements, and more.