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The suits, targeting products that include the BGISEQ-500 and MGISEQ-2000 platforms, add fuel to the ongoing patent dispute between the two firms.

Under the partnership, Heidelberg-based Eluthia will become the primary distributor of BGI's NIFTY noninvasive prenatal test in Germany.

Scientists from the UK and China discussed two new NIPTs that include single-gene disorders and a study to estimate disease recurrence risk in families.

Last year, the firm saw 21 percent growth in reproductive health, 56 percent growth in oncology, and 49 percent growth in infectious disease testing.

Two senators have asked a government watchdog to see if CMS made payments to US providers who have partnered with firms including WuXi NextCode and BGI.

The complaint, filed yesterday, alleges that Illumina's two-channel sequencing systems infringe Complete Genomics' US Patent No. 9,222,132.

The lawsuit follows a similar one that Illumina filed earlier this year in Germany against Latvia MGI Tech, another subsidiary of BGI Group.

The companies will pair sequencing with genotype-phenotype matching and analytics in pursuit of wider access to precision medicine and faster, more accurate diagnoses.

The BGI Group subsidiary said it plans to strengthen its R&D and instrument production, targeting a global sequencing market it expects to grow to $12.45 billion in 2022.

Using genome sequence data for 429 accessions, an international team tracked chickpea's origin and spread, while identifying markers for important traits.

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A new analysis finds that nearly half the late-stage clinical trials sponsored by a US National Cancer Institute program influence patient care.

Technology Review reports that sickle cell patients are optimistic about gene editing to treat their disease, but are worried about how available it will be.

The owner of the GEDmatch website tells CBS12 he is considering charging law enforcement a fee to use the site.

In Nature this week: babies born by caesarean section are more likely to have altered gut microbiota profiles, and more.