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Users of the Illumina Genome Analyzer — arguably the platform most used for human genome sequencing today — offered different cost estimates, ranging from less than $40,000 to more than $200,000 per genome.

As the first consumer to receive his genome through Illumina's individual genome-sequencing service, Hermann Hauser received his results at an Aug. 20 ceremony at Illumina's San Diego headquarters.

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Christian Henry, Kathy Hudson, Joan Scott, Thomas Caskey, Carl Gordon, Pete Dominici, David Barker, Lynne Kielhorn

The center will use the Hybselect technology for genomic re-sequencing projects.

Yeah, we know. The very term 'semantic Web' makes your eyes glaze over. Experts discuss the latest advances in data integration, the challenges that still set their teeth on edge — and why you're going to be so grateful for the semantic Web one day.

The goal of the NCGR partnership, according to a Kognitio official, is to help "evolve" the WX2 database so it "can do things for bioinformatics professionals that they can't get other places."

The partners are deciding whether to run the multiplex test on a microarray or a sequencing platform. Factors in the decision include the complexity of the test and the technical feasibility of multiplexed, targeted resequencing.

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Applied Biosystems, Translational Genomics Research Institute, National Center for Genome Resources, Kognitio, University of Cambridge, Genomatix, LabCorp, Duke University, DNAPrint Genomics

The center will use the tailored database to help handle large volumes of genomic research data.

The foundation hopes to have a screening test for 75 rare diseases on the market in the fall.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.

New Scientist reports that 20 percent of human and yeast proteins are uncharacterized.

The University of Zurich's Ruedi Aebersold and his colleagues analyzed a dozen HeLa cell lines to find differences in gene expression, protein levels, and more.

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.