By Uduak Grace Thomas

Ion Torrent is set to become the latest sequencing vendor to dip its toes into the commercial bioinformatics arena.

The Life Technologies subsidiary said this week that it plans to launch a commercial cloud-based variant analysis software package, dubbed Ion Reporter, in the first half of this year.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.