This article has been updated from a previous version to include updated specs from PacBio on the average read length for its sequencer.

Under the agreement, Microsynth, based in Balgach, Switzerland, will provide all customers receiving high-throughput sequencing data with a license to CLC's Genomics Workbench software.

Microsynth's sequencing and genomics services customers will receive licenses for CLC Bio's Genomics Workbench.

360Dx reports that the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would cover next-generation sequencing-based cancer panel tests.

The Washington Post reports that a meteorologist is being considered as presidential science and technology advisor.

In PNAS this week: precision medicine strategy to screen for disease risk, genome evolution in Haemophilus influenzae, and more.

Researchers have developed a PCR-based assay to gauge whether manatees are present in waters.