The DNA foundries have been funded through an £18 million ($23.5 million) investment from the BBSRC and should all be fully operational by next year.
The Genomics Analysis Centre in the UK is now the Earlham Institute, Business Weekly reports.
Researchers have identified hundreds of new and known microRNAs in the domestic dog genome, a finding that could contribute to disease research.
A team of researchers from the Genome Analysis Center and elsewhere has sequenced the genome of the red clover, a crop used in sustainable agriculture.
A researcher with the Genome Analysis Center had his and his family's exomes sequenced and interpreted and found little overlap between different providers' analyses.
Interviews with some of the leading academics in the field of crop research revealed a preference for NGS and genotyping-by-sequencing, in particular.
TGAC scientists will work with researchers in Vietnam to use genomics to help rice battle climate change, emerging pathogens, and urban development.
The funds will support three collaborative projects to develop bioinformatics tools for research and clinical use.
At AGBT last week, MinIon users reported de novo genome assembly, human cDNA sequencing, microbial surveillance, and other projects.
The partners plan to develop a commercial platform for running sequence searches based on optical processing technology developed by Optalysys
The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.
In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.
Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.