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By Julia Karow
Researchers at Stanford University have developed a targeted sequencing method that allows them to directly capture and sequence DNA on an Illumina flow cell.

This article has been updated to remove the word "extinct" to describe the Taino population. Though the researcher who gave the talk described them as such at the conference, he has since clarified his comments based on feedback from the Taino community.

By Monica Heger
The US Patent and Trademark Office this week issued Stephen Quake's group at Stanford University a patent for the detection of fetal aneuploidies using next-generation sequencing.

Roche Molecular Systems has been awarded US Patent No. 8,008,054, "Thermostable nucleic acid polymerase from Thermococcus gorgonarius."

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Researchers have developed a robotic lab assistant, the Verge reports.

CBC News reports Canada's Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of the country's genetic non-discrimination law today.

The Associated Press reports the World Health Organization is sending experts to China to investigate the animal source of SARS-CoV-2.

In Science this week: atlas of affected cell populations in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and more.