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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 Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.