Companies developing DNA sequencing and related technologies, as well as firms working on sequencing-based genetic tests, were among almost 3,000 small biotechs who received a total of $1 billion in grants and tax credits under the QTDP program.

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Company executives have a patent pending that describes methods “for using DNA sequencing to identify personalized biomarkers in patients with autoimmune disease and other conditions,” according to the recently published patent application.

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The molecular diagnostics firm currently has a patent application for a method of using DNA sequencing technology for identifying biomarkers of autoimmune disease.

Researchers at Affymetrix, Genentech, and Stanford University's Genome Technology Center have created a new array-based resequencing assay that they claim is scalable enough to compete with second-generation sequencing platforms.

Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.