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The researchers now plan to move forward with low-coverage whole-genome sequencing and deep whole-exome sequencing of 2,500 individuals.

Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute system describe an insertional mutagenesis method that uses the PiggyBac transposon system to screen for cancer genes in mice.

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At a conference in Australia today, researchers from Illumina and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute announced that they have sequenced the Tasmanian devil genome, along with tumor genomes representing a contagious cancer decimating wild devil populations.

The recently-completed 2010 Leena Peltonen School of Human Genomics was named in honor of the Finnish geneticist and head of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's human genetics program who died in March.

The UK-based firm will provide Sanger with more than 200 genetically defined cell lines with cancer-causing mutations, which will guide researchers working on the Genomics of Drug Sensitivity in Cancer project.

The collaboration will provide Horizon's X-Man cancer models to the Genomics of Drug Sensitivity in Cancer project between Sanger and the University of Massachusetts General Hospital.

So far, Illumina has shipped more than 100 HiSeq instruments for revenue, representing "the fastest instrument scale-up in the company's history for the most complex product it has ever built."

The company has expanded its early-access program to a “limited number” of sites outside North America. It previously said it is interested in having testing sites in Europe and Asia.

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Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Deloitte are looking into the use of drones to transport samples for testing. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe is laying off about 100 people.

Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports. 

In Science this week: researchers present a computational method for predicting cellular differentiation state from single-cell RNA sequencing data, and more.