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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 Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

Science writes that public health officials and others are debating whether cycle threshold values should be included on SARS-CoV-2 results.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: online database of SARS-CoV-2 protein structures, atlas of the human brain, and more.