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After going through a restructuring phase at the end of last year in which it temporarily laid off its entire staff, LightSpeed Genomics has secured new investors and continues to develop its optical-detection technology, which it plans to integrate with a new sequencing chemistry this year, In Sequence has learned.

The startup, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., said it believes that the resulting sequencing system will provide "dramatically improved cost and speed of sequencing."

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be requiring its researchers to publish their work so it is immediately accessible to the public, ScienceInsider writes.

The Huffington Post reports that Francis Collins, the director of the US National Institutes of Health, has urged Americans to recommit to reason.

About 150 million rapid coronavirus tests purchased by the US federal government are to be distributed to nursing homes, colleges, and the states, according to the New York Times.

In Nature this week: multi-omic analysis of Alzheimer's disease brain samples, de novo assembly of a diploid potato, and more.

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Target enrichment has been a major driver behind the clinical adoption of next-generation sequencing (NGS) over the last decade because it simplifies analysis and provides a cost-effective method of massive parallel resequencing. It has not only replaced Sanger sequencing, but it is actively dispensing the need for parallel copy number variant (CNV) analysis using classic techniques.