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A Cleveland Clinic official recently discussed three investigations that have added to the body of knowledge about how genomic medicine should be adopted into the existing healthcare infrastructure.

The service, offered by Illumina through subcontracting partners and available immediately, will focus solely on whole-genome sequencing services for large-scale projects.

The purchase expands the sequencing capacity of the center to 10 Illumina systems.

The study represents the seventh published human genome sequenced on a next-generation sequencing platform to date, and is part of a project to sequence 100 Asian genomes by 2012.

The facility, called the Asian Genome Center, is currently equipped with eight Illumina Genome Analyzer IIx instruments and three Applied Biosystems SOLiD sequencers and plans to complete 10 human genomes by the end of this year.

Researchers used a combination of whole-genome shotgun sequencing, targeted bacterial artificial chromosome sequencing, and microarray-based comparative genomic hybridization analysis to analyze and annotate the genome.

One reason El Camino Hospital has begun integrating genetic testing into the healthcare of its patients is the hospital serves a relatively well-educated and affluent group of people who tend to be early adopters of technology.

El Camino Hospital will start an institute to offer DNA-based medical information with partner DNA Direct.

In Science this week: convergent evolution in bird hemoglobin, and more.

The Wall Street Journal speaks with patients affected by questionable test results from Theranos.

Researchers link variants in TACR3 to hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports.

Kuwait says it will alter its law requiring citizens and visitors to provide DNA samples, New Scientist reports.