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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.

A brief recap of Genetics/Genomics news the week of Mar 17, 2017: BGI, Agilent Technologies, ReadCoor, and GeneNews

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.

BGI will start offering quantitative RNA-seq services on the BGISEQ-500 soon, followed by whole-genome sequencing later this year.

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The chief executive of the National Health Service in England is to call for tumor-agnostic drugs to be "fast-tracked," according to the Times.

Researchers in Australia are sequencing the Wollemi pine tree to try to protect it from extinction, Australia's ABC News reports.

Computerworld ranks Illumina as one of the top midsize organizations to work at in IT.

In Genome Research this week: links between biological aging and mutations affecting epigenetic regulators; long-read sequencing-based strategy to map chromatin accessibility; and more.