At the ICG-13 conference, BGI previewed a high-throughput sequencer, MGISEQ-T7, that will be commercially available in 2019 and have a throughput of up to 20,000 genomes per year.
MGI received medical device certification clearance for its MGISEQ-200 and MGISEQ-2000 instruments.
The company recently released the MGISEQ-2000, MGISEQ-200, and MGIFLP sequencing platforms, as well as the MGIUS-R3 robotic ultrasound system.
Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.
UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.
The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.
In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.