AllSeq

This article has been updated to clarify that Ambry Genetics has not yet signed up with AllSeq.
Sequencing services matchmaker BlueSeq of Denmark has moved to the US, where it has reopened under the name AllSeq.

Genohub, an Austin, Texas-based startup, has launched its online matchmaking site between researchers' sequencing projects and the appropriate platform and provider.

At the recent annual meeting of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities in Palm Springs, Calif., two groups launched online resources intended to match researchers with sequencing and other scientific services, joining several players who are similarly looking to serv

BlueSeq’s web-based platform offers a project-design tool that asks a series of questions to help users plan and design their sequencing projects and then matches them to sequencing providers based on the specific needs of each individual project.

In early May, BlueSeq plans to launch an online exchange to link next-gen sequencing users with providers. Services are offered at no cost to users, while providers pay a fee for successful bids.

The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.

In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.