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The firm's whole-genome amplification chemistry may help researchers better understand cancer heterogeneity, even between cells.

Illumina said the NextSeq 2000 and NextSeq 1000 reduce run costs by up to 50 percent, compared to the NextSeq 550 model, while increasing the data output.

Exact Sciences CEO Kevin Conroy discussed the firm's pipeline and plans for 2020 and beyond, while NanoString CEO Brad Gray talked about the company's GeoMx digital spatial profiling technology, among other presentations Wednesday.

On the second day of the conference, updates came not just from the publicly traded industry giants but also privately held firms of interest, such as Caris and GenapSys.

Researchers in academia and industry are showing interest in the scale offered by Inscripta's Onyx platform for genome editing, launched in October.

The firm, Universal Sequencing Technology, recently launched a library prep kit to get long-range information from short reads and is working on a long-read sequencing platform.

Using the free service, called Fingenious, researchers will be able to access genomic data generated by the country's FinnGen project, which aims to genotype 500,000 Finns by 2023.

Researchers around the world said they received shipments of Flongle flow cells that didn't pass the company's quality threshold for working pores.

Researchers at the Jackson Laboratory have tested an early version of the GenapSys sequencer and found it to have a very low mismatch error rate.

The Redwood, California-based company plans to use the funding to drive the commercial launch of its semiconductor chip-based sequencing-by-synthesis instrument.

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The editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says other lawmakers should take Florida's approach and provide additional protections against genetic discrimination.

The Hill reports 17 states and the District of Columbia are suing over a new policy that would strip international students of their visas if they only attend classes online.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employees call on the agency to label racism a public health crisis and examine its own policies, NPR reports.

In PNAS this week: genetic evidence for Inca resettlement, analysis of spermatogonial stem cell transcriptomes, and more.