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Illumina has launched several products related to its MiSeq platform, including TruSeq Custom Amplicon Kits, Nextera DNA sample prep kits, and its BaseSpace Cloud Environment for storage and analysis.

In addition to providing its existing services offerings, the company plans to use its software and expertise in microbial genomics to develop new microbial production systems for use in the fermentation industry.

Integrated Genomics said that an Illinois-based corporation called IG Assets last month purchased rights to the company and all associated intellectual property.

Integrated Genomics, based in Arlington Heights, Ill., provides microbial genomics research products and services, including custom sequencing and genome closing services.

The company will use the funds to relocate to the state and to buy new equipment.

Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.