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New England Biolabs will supply the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute with sample prep reagents suited for preparing next-generation sequencing samples and expression libraries.

The scientists said the project illustrates that thorough sequence analyses of cancer genomes can be done quickly, efficiently, and at a low cost outside of the large sequencing centers.

In a paper appearing online today in Science, researchers reported that they have come up with a high-throughput sequencing-based approach for teasing apart relationships between methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from around the world and within a single health care facility.

The Sanger Institute researchers said the method is reproducible, strand-specific, and produces more accurate sequence data than standard RNA-seq methods without the need for an amplification step.

The study demonstrates the ability of next-gen sequencing technologies to detect chromosomal rearrangements at a level that previous sequencing technologies and cytogenetics could not do.

The two papers indicate that whole-genome short-read sequencing technologies are becoming increasingly important for identifying cancer-causing genes that could eventually lead to better diagnosis and treatment.

An international team of researchers led by investigators at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has sequenced and fully analyzed the genomes of a small cell lung cancer and malignant melanoma.

An international research team has used sequencing approaches to identify, and begin characterizing, an antibiotic-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium bacterium behind a recent rash of invasive infections in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute for the first time released online its Annual Review, in which it disclosed that it plans to shift how it uses its sequencing capacity and upgrade its IT infrastructure.

Researchers from the International Swine Genome Sequencing Consortium reported today at a Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute meeting that they have completed the draft genome of the domestic pig.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

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