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The partners plan to share information about joint R&D activities and establish research facilities and laboratory infrastructure in Ethiopia.

In a study published in PLOS One last month, the researchers compared results from the BGISEQ-500 and the Illumina HiSeq X Ten for tumor and germline samples from three patients.

BGI has ordered 10 Sequel systems to meet long-read sequencing demand for bacterial, plant, and animal de novo, transcriptome, and epigenomics sequencing.

The Chinese government has implemented clearer regulatory guidance for genomic tests and invested in both clinical testing and research, spurring growth.

Along with sequencing and resequencing on orphan crop plants, the team is providing professional development to spur genomics-assisted plant breeding in Africa.

Among the firms reporting, BGI talked about plans to cut down the time and cost of its WGS service, and Invitae's CEO made a surprising proclamation about genetic testing.

The firms plan to integrate Curetis' Unyvero sample prep system and MGI's NGS to create a microbial pathogens and antibiotic resistance detection workflow.

The China Food and Drug Administration had also previously accredited both the NIFTY test and the BGISEQ sequencing platform.

The partners plan to apply genomics to traditional Chinese medicine.

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Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

In Genome Biology this week: approach to analyze alternative polyadenylation, algorithm to predict transcriptomic structural variations, and more.