ALAMEDA, Calif.--GeneTrace Systems, a privately held genomics and bioinformatics company, inaugurated its automated high-throughput single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) validation process line last month. Capable of generating SNP data on 10,000 samples per day, it is expected to operate at a rate of 50,000 per day by July.

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In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

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