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By Adam Bonislawski
As scientists increasingly adopt proteomics as a research tool and mass spectrometers reach ever-faster acquisition rates, the amount of data being generated by the field is growing exponentially.

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A Roche/NimbleGen official told In Sequence this week that the company is planning to launch SeqCap EZ Exome v3.0, a new version of its target-capture kit that will include an expanded target region covering more than 64 Mb of exons and miRNAs (see

The project's goal is to sequence the genomes of 5,000 insects and other arthropods to gain a better understanding of insect biology and better manage those that pose threats to human health, the food supply, and economic security.

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Genomatix's Mygenomatix, Life Technologies' BigDye Direct Cycle Sequencing Kit, EBI's release 107 of EMBL Bank

The awards will focus on technologies that have shown proof of principle but need additional funds to demonstrate scalability and which could be ready for proteome-scale research projects within three to five years.

The European Bioinformatics Institute, Quretec, and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich have all joined the consortium.

Later this year, the consortium plans to publish a description of the pilot data and the design of the full project in a peer-reviewed journal.

The European Nucleotide Archive consolidates the European Trace Archive, The Sequence Read Archive, and the Nucleotide Sequence Database into one EMBL resource.

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UCSC Genome Browser for Neandertal, European Nucleotide Archive, CLC Bio Price Reductions

Would-be hosts have until July 12 to submit suggestions for providing pan-European capabilities in areas that include data resources, biocomputing centers, an infrastructure for integration of biological data, software, tools, and services, and more.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.