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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 Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.