Researchers have launched a startup called Fluxus to commercialize a platform based on the optofluidic chip for molecular analysis.
Two BioRxiv preprints describe new algorithms that the developers say can accelerate the pace of genome analysis.
The $10 million initiative will include scientists from the University of California's campuses, as well as from governmental and nongovernmental organizations.
At the AACR meeting, Elaine Mardis detailed efforts at Nationwide Children's Hospital to sequence patients' DNA and RNA to help inform therapeutic decisions.
The Telomere-to-Telomere consortium has already generated a gapless assembly of the human X chromosome and aims to complete all chromosomes over the next two years or so.
Early-access users of the Flongle said the small, inexpensive flow cells allow them to develop new methods quickly and to check the quality of clones and libraries.
Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have found patterns in RNA sequencing data that have led to possible treatments for cancers with no actionable mutations.
The R&D collaboration will examine a Western Digital theory that moving computational power closer to large genomic datasets can speed up analysis.
By sequencing four ancient cave bears and comparing them to other bear species, researchers retraced historical admixture of cave bears and brown bears.
Diet- and height-related variants were selected for in a Flores Island pygmy population, according to a study, which also provided insights into the population's history.
The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.
In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.
MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.
In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.