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A week after Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East coast, sequencing facilities across New York City and at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island are starting to get back to business as usual.

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The New York Genome Center has appointed Dirk Evers and Kevin Shianna to its leadership team.

The New York Genome Center has appointed Dirk Evers and Kevin Shianna to its leadership team.

The New York Genome Center has launched its Innovation Center, which will test new and emerging sequencing technologies and is about to install its first platform, Life Technologies' Ion Proton.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The New York Genome Center launched its "Innovation Center" today, which will provide its founding members with access to new sequencing technologies.

The New York Genome Center has signed a 20-year lease for 170,000 square feet of space in a high-rise in downtown Manhattan, the institute said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The New York Genome Center has signed a 20-year lease for 170,000 square feet of space in a high rise in downtown Manhattan, the institute said today.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The New York Genome Center said today that it plans to use a new $3 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to begin recruiting bioinformatics and sequencing specialists.

The New York Genome Center said today that it plans to sequence 1,000 genomes from Alzheimer's patients over the next four years in order to better understand the genetic basis of the disease and the factors that contribute to disease risk and susceptibility.

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.