In Brief This Week: Synthetic Genomics; BioTrove, GlaxoSmithKline; Caliper Life Sciences; Life Technologies; Decode Genetics; Genedata | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Synthetic Genomics and the Asiatic Centre for Genome Technology said this week that they had completed the first draft with 10X assembly of the jatropha genome. The partners used a combination of Sanger sequencing and next-generation sequencing to map the jatropha genome, which they said is around 400 million base pairs in size — similar to the size of the rice genome.

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