The new centers will generate genomic resources and tools for infectious disease research.
Using an atypical assembly strategy, researchers tackled the genome of Solenodon paradoxus, an endangered venomous, shrew-like animal from Hispaniola.
Under the collaboration, Invitae will gain access to Kew's 435-gene tumor profiling NGS panel and proprietary bioinformatics software.
The decision, which the company said was made for business and financial reasons, raises questions about the viability of such tests in the face of reimbursement uncertainly.
The firm uses at least five types of metagenomic assays to detect the relative abundance of microbial species in the oral and pulmonary microbiomes.
By sequencing a handful of individuals who lived in Morocco some 13,900 to 15,100 years ago, investigators found clues to past population mergers in North Africa.
A new study has uncovered about 100,000 unique extrachromosomal circular DNAs in samples from 16 men.
The companies will join their respective technologies into a precision oncology testing and analysis offering.
The company recently switched its diseases gene panels to an exome-based platform and is preparing to open a CLIA laboratory in California.
New ancient DNA studies have revealed female-biased migrations into Bavaria during the Middle Ages and more ancient Neolithic farmer expansions into Iberia.
The firm's Guardant360 assay will be used first to test patients for ERBB2 mutations, then guide patients to a variety of treatment arms.
Natera and Qiagen have signed a 10-year agreement to develop cell-free DNA assays for use on Qiagen's GeneReader next-generation sequencing system.
Researchers saw clinically actionable heart disease mutations in fewer than 5 percent of sudden infant death syndrome cases interrogated by molecular autopsy.
The group will work with hospitals to recruit patients with a genetic history of Parkinson's to test for mutations in LRRK2 and GBA, as well as offer genetic counseling.
Researchers used a capture Hi-C strategy to identify candidate target genes and pathways at dozens of loci previously linked to breast cancer susceptibility.
The company aims to shore up its core nCounter platform business with new consumables, as it continues to work on new technologies and explore clinical translation.
Most customers are still in the very early stages of testing the device but said that data yield per flow cell has been continually increasing to nearly 100 gigabases.
IDT will operate as a standalone company within Danaher's Life Sciences segment after the close of the deal, which is expected to occur in mid-2018.
Using haplotype profiling, phylogenetics, and other analyses, researchers retraced sickle allele emergence to a single event occurring roughly 7,300 years ago.
Advanced Analytical markets CE instruments, reagents, and software for nucleic acid analysis while Lasergen is a next-generation sequencing technology developer.
Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.
King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.
FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.
In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.