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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — A US-Israeli team has developed an improved optical method for reading out the ion current through solid-state nanopores, providing an alternative to present approaches for nanopore sequencing that use electrical measurements.

NabSys has been awarded

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Directed Genomics, a startup that is currently being incubated within New England Biolabs, is aiming to develop technology to tackle problem areas of the next-generation sequencing workflow, with its first focus on target enrichment technology.

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The Baylor College of Medicine has named Matthew Ellis the newest McNair Scholar, a program that identifies researchers in breast and pancreatic cancer, juvenile diabetes, and neuroscience.

NEWYORK (GenomeWeb) – GenomOncology said this week that the pathology department at Ohio State University's college of medicine is using the GO Clinical Workbench to support its next-generation sequencing-based cancer panels.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Department of Agriculture has deregulated two RNAi-modified crop plants, potato and alfalfa, deeming that they do not pose a risk to other plants and therefore are not subject to certain regulatory requirements.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Epigenomics today said that its third quarter revenues grew 7 percent year over year as the firm progresses in its efforts to gain regulatory approval of its colorectal cancer molecular diagnostic test.

Sage Science has launched PippinHT, a high-throughput DNA sizing platform for next-generation sequencing workflows.

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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to discover copy number variants, single-nucleus RNA sequencing study of myoblasts, and more.

A study of Tasmanian devil genomes suggests they are evolving resistance to devil facial tumor disease.

Theranos has withdrawn its request for emergency clearance of a Zika virus blood test, according to the Wall Street Journal.

An assistant professor who was fired from Mount Sinai School of Medicine has allegedly shot the school's dean, the New York Times reports.