Roche has upgraded the software suite for its 454 GS Junior sequencing instrument.

The company said that the updated software improves sequencing consistency and robustness and also includes functionality improvements for the GS de novo assembler, GS reference mapper, and GS amplicon variant analyzer software.


Omixon has launched a free next-generation sequence data simulation service to help scientists validate their data analysis and eliminate analysis errors.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.