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LabCorp has launched HCV GenoSure NS3/4A, a Sanger sequencing-based assay that reports mutations to NS3 and NS4A that are associated with resistance to boceprevir, telaprevir, and HCV protease inhibitors.

By Monica Heger

This article was originally published Aug. 26.

Helicos BioSciences has expanded its existing license with Arizona Technology Enterprises, the tech transfer organization for Arizona State University, to include detection methods that do not rely on optically labeled nucleotides, the company said today.

LaserGen has raised $5 million in a Series A financing round, which it will use to demonstrate accurate sequencing of the Escherichia coli genome and to continue developing its next-generation sequencing system.

NuGen and Advanced Liquid Logic will co-develop automated sample prep technology for next-generation sequencing, the companies said today.

Multiple reference genomes and transcriptomes for Arabidopsis thaliana.
Gan X, Stegle O, Behr J, Steffen JG, et al.
Nature. 2011 Aug 28. [Epub ahead of print]

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The chief executive of the National Health Service in England is to call for tumor-agnostic drugs to be "fast-tracked," according to the Times.

Researchers in Australia are sequencing the Wollemi pine tree to try to protect it from extinction, Australia's ABC News reports.

Computerworld ranks Illumina as one of the top midsize organizations to work at in IT.

In Genome Research this week: links between biological aging and mutations affecting epigenetic regulators; long-read sequencing-based strategy to map chromatin accessibility; and more.