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EdgeBio said this week that it is offering a sequencing service called Science as a Service that includes experiment and project design, sample preparation, library construction, amplification and sequencing, bioinformatics, and reporting.

EdgeBio said that the service is "built on" CLC Bio’s enterprise platform, CLC Genomics Server. At the Beyond Sequencing conference in San Francisco this week, Justin Johnson, director of bioinformatics for EdgeBio, said that it also relies on several open-source analysis tools.

GenBank release 178.0 is now available here via FTP from the National Center for Biotechnology Information. It contains data as of June 11. The new release comprises approximately 116 gigabases and 121 million entries from non-WGS, non-CON sequences, and 168 gigabases and 59 million entries from WGS sequences.

Uncompressed, the 178.0 release flat files require about 444 GB for sequence files only. The ASN.1 data require approximately 364 GB.

Release 104 of the European Nucleotide Archive is available from the European Bioinformatics Institute's FTP site and other mirror sites.

The release contains 190,119,871 sequence entries comprising 287,946,554,761

Release 104 files total 136 GB compressed and 985 GB uncompressed.

The Scan

Fertility Fraud Found

Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today.

Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People

Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports.

Test Warning

The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK.

Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine

In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.