NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researches from Tufts Medical Center and other institutions working with Illumina have published a new study in which they identified a total of 10 cases of maternal cancer in women who received a discordant or false-positive result after Illumina's non-invasive prenatal testing.

The data, which appeared yesterday in JAMA, represent a retrospective analysis of over 125,000 samples tested by Illumina between February 2012 and September 2014.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.

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30
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This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.