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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Center for Genome Resources and the life sciences software company Simbiot said today they have partnered to launch a new genomic informatics company called Lumenogix.

The National Center for Genome Resources has become a certified service provider for target enrichment services using Agilent Technologies' SureSelect technology, Agilent said last week.

By Monica Heger
2011 will likely be recognized as the year that genome sequencing broke out of the research realm and moved into the clinic.

As part of a five-year, $40 million project to develop petroleum alternatives, the National Center for Genome Resources will sequence plants and trees being considered for use as biomass-based fuel for the aviation industry.

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“As a company with a focus on plant breeding, we are happy to collaborate with partners that can promote our technologies in their broader networks,” said Mark van Haaren, KeyGene’s vice president of business development.

NCGR will use the ag-biotech company's Whole Genome Profiling technology to offer sequence-based mapping projects.

Last week, the National Center for Genome Resources reported the results of a clinical trial for a carrier screening test for more than 400 pediatric diseases, while the Chinese University of Hong Kong reported the results of a trial involving a fetal trisomy 21 test.

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The US has sent its formal notice of withdrawal from the World Health Organization, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Science reports that a draft spending bill would increase the US National Institutes of Health budget by 13 percent.

The Harvard Crimson reports that Harvard and MIT are suing the Department of Homeland Security and ICE over the new international student visa policy.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: algorithm to determine molecular sequence types and other microbial features, computational method to uncover R-loop structures, and more.