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
Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.
Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.
Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.
In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.