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NGeneBio is moving ahead with plans to have the test cleared for diagnostic use in Korea, while envisioning a 2019 submission to the US FDA.

Micropigs on Hold

BGI won't be selling the gene-edited miniaturized pigs it developed, according to Technology Review.

The partners will explore the possibility of building a sequencing hub at the university for conducting local population cohort studies and diagnostic testing.

Later this year, BGI Europe and its partner Genome Diagnostics Nijmegen plan to offer complete diagnostic exome sequencing including clinical interpretation.

By combining in vivo and in vitro proximity ligation technologies, highly accurate and contiguous genomes can help accelerate more traditional, genetic-marker based crop breeding.

The potential cross-Pacific partnership could help the Seattle-based research institute discover and define cell types in the human brain.

BGI showed that its BGISEQ-500 can sequence a human genome, and that compared to the HiSeq 2500 it is comparable for SNP calling but worse for indels.

International research teams collaborated to create five fully functioning synthetic yeast chromosomes, taking them one step closer to a whole synthetic genome.

An international coalition sequenced the full genome of an Australian pitcher plant and compared it to both carnivorous and non-carnivorous plants.

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The Oregon state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would make it easier for people convicted of crimes to initiate DNA testing of evidence, according to the Associated Press.

People reports that researchers have uncovered genetic variants that lead people to always feel full.

Florida state senators are to weigh a bill prohibiting life insurance companies from using genetic information in coverage decisions, according to Florida Politics.

In Genome Research this week: metagenomic sequencing assay that detects pathogens in cerebrospinal fluid, single-tube long fragment read approach, and more.