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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.

Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.