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New Products: Eurofins' Sequencing Services; Illumina's TruSight Kits, Ion Torrent kits


Eurofins MWG Operon has added sequencing on the Illumina HiSeq 2500 and MiSeq to its next-gen sequencing services business. The two platforms add to an array of sequencers, including the HiSeq 2000, Roche's 454 GS FLX and GS Junior, and the PacBio RS.

has launched five TruSight targeted sequencing kits for research use, including the TruSight Autism kit, TruSight Cancer, TruSight Cardiomyopathy, TruSight Inherited Disease, and TruSight Exome. The products are available for order now and will ship in the fourth quarter. The kits are designed to work with the MiSeq system and were designed in conjunction with collaborators from Children’s Mercy Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine, Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Institute of Cancer Research, London, and Partners HealthCare.

Life Technologies' Ion Torrent business has launched 300-base pair sequencing kits for the PGM and version 3.0 of its Torrent Suite software. The new version of the software delivers 99.99 percent consensus accuracy for both short and long homopolymer regions and increases the frequency of correctly called insertions, deletions, and homopolymer sequences by two-fold, according to the company. Additionally, it has launched an AmpliSeq Sample ID Panel, which identifies instances of sample misidentification.

The Scan

Back as Director

A court has reinstated Nicole Boivin as director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Science reports.

Research, But Implementation?

Francis Collins reflects on his years as the director of the US National Institutes of Health with NPR.

For the False Negatives

The Guardian writes that the UK Health Security Agency is considering legal action against the lab that reported thousands of false negative COVID-19 test results.

Genome Biology Papers Present Epigenetics Benchmarking Resource, Genomic Architecture Maps of Peanuts, More

In Genome Biology this week: DNA methylation data for seven reference cell lines, three-dimensional genome architecture maps of peanut lines, and more.