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Affymetrix has been awarded US Patent No. 8,492,121, "Complexity management of genomic DNA."
Shoulian Dong is named as the inventor.

In the summer of 2011, the Escherichia coli outbreak in Germany served as a test bed for benchtop sequencing platforms as teams using Life Technologies' Ion Torrent PGM, the Illumina MiSeq, and Roche's 454 GS Junior rushed to be the first to sequence and assemble the str

The outbreak genome has now been sequenced on four different platforms — the Ion Torrent PGM, Illumina's HiSeq and MiSeq, and Roche's 454 GS Junior.

The US Food and Drug Administration is to announce stricter standards for emergency authorizations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, reports the Washington Post.

The Associated Press reports Johnson & Johnson is starting a late-stage clinical trial of its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Bloomberg reports the budget of Operation Warp Speed is actually $18 billion, higher than the number typically cited.

In Genome Research this week: genomic analysis reveals role of super-spreaders in SARS-CoV-2, epigenetic drivers of cancer, and more.