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The genomic services provider will purchase Pacific Biosciences' RS DNA sequencing system, which is scheduled for commercial launch later this year, and be the first US provider of services utilizing the new technology.

Lee Hartwell, Timothy Yeatman join HTG SAB; Expression Analysis appoints Patrick Hurban and Louis Grant; Siemens' Donal Quinn joins AdvaMed Dx's board

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Patrick Hurban, Louise Grant, Ardy Arianpour, Katherine Richardson, Stéphane Bancel, Daniel Kastner

Patrick Hurban, Louise Grant, Duncan Whitney, Ardy Arianpour, Joseph Palauskas

At the Network Biology 2.0 conference, speakers underscored the degree to which the understanding of cancer is being empowered by molecular characterization projects and is accompanied by the desire to select the right populations for clinical trials.

The genomics services provider has received certification from Illumina for all of its applications.

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In a study published in the journal Biology of Reproduction, researchers from North Carolina State University and the USDA identified dozens of imprinted genes in pig fetuses that may offer clues into developmental differences observed in cloned pigs.

The companies will support cancer researchers with technologies used for targeted resequencing of cancer samples.

In Brief This Week is a Friday column containing news items that our readers may have missed during the week.


Stephen Hahn, the nominee to lead the US Food and Drug Administration, underwent a Senate confirmation hearing yesterday, the Washington Post reports.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved an RNA interference drug to treat acute hepatic porphyria.

Gizmodo looks over the past decade of consumer DNA testing to find the field to be lacking.

In Nature this week: native RNA sequencing and analysis of a human poly(A) transcriptome, nanopore sequencing-based method to analyze short tandem repeat expansions, and more.