The team is making several improvements to its MyGene2 platform portal in an attempt to encourage open sharing of genomic data.
Under the agreement, Roche Diagnostics will offer Good Start's GeneVu carrier screening test along with its Harmony NIPT.
The study is the first published data of BGI's desktop sequencer, BGISEQ-500, which German researchers are studying for use in evaluating microRNA biomarkers.
The researchers will sequence the genomes and transcriptomes of 250 breast cancer patients in the first phase, returning information from 16 actionable genes.
Partners in the iHope program expect to sequence the genomes of 100 patients and parents in the first year who could not otherwise afford it.
The final text of the bill to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act might smooth over the differences between NSF and the House science committee, ScienceInsider says.
Four Republican lawmakers urge President-elect Donald Trump to keep Francis Collins as NIH director, Stat News reports.
In Genome Research this week: Platinum variant catalog, algorithmic strategy for upgrading fragmented assemblies, and more.
Sequencing of a 10,000-year-old mummy leads to its repatriation to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, Nature News reports.