US Patent No. 9,098,523

Method and apparatus for compressing and decompressing genetic information obtained by using next generation sequencing (NGS)
Aug 05, 2015

Samsung Electronics has been awarded US Patent No. 9,098,523, "Method and apparatus for compressing and decompressing genetic information obtained by using next generation sequencing (NGS)."

The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.