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The accreditation is for Illumina-based sequencing services and covers HiSeq and MiSeq sequencing, RNA and DNA library preparation, and other services. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Australian Genome Research Facility and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have partnered to give Australian genomics researchers easier access to Garvan's Illumina HiSeq X Ten platform for human whole-genome sequencing, the institutions said today.

The researchers used an Illumina sequencing platform for the project, which they said is the first time an animal genome project has been carried out entirely in Australia.

SeqWright has acquired an Illumina HiSeq 2000 for its sequencing services business, while the Australian Genome Research Facility has acquired two HiSeq 2000 instruments.

The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.