Dovetail Genomics

Under an NIH grant, the firm plans to develop its Chicago method to analyze fecal metagenomic samples without relying on first culturing the bacteria.

The deal covers distribution of Dovetail's genome assembly services in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Myanmar.

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 distribution agreement covers Dovetail's genome assembly services for plant, animal, and microbial genomes.

As part of a broader analysis, Genome 10K researchers compared hummingbird genome assemblies with Phase Genomics Hi-C and Dovetail Genomics Hi-C.

The agreement gives Tomy exclusive rights to market and distribute Dovetail's genome assembly services to researchers in Japan.

The companies will combine Dovetail's genome assembly services with PacBio's SMRT sequencing and de novo assembly tools.

The companies will co-promote Dovetail's in vitro proximity ligation-based libraries specifically prepared for Illumina sequencing platforms.

Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.