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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.

This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.