NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Officials from Nasdaq and the Office of the US Attorney for the Southern District of California have separately contacted Sequenom to inquire about the firm's announcement last week regarding the firing of senior executives in the wake of an investigation into the mishandling of test data earlier this year.

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In Nature this week: factors affecting the success of whole-genome sequencing for routine clinical diagnosis, and more.

A large meta-analysis from an international team reports that nature and nurture have about an equal overall influence on human traits.

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