This week Roche said that it would be making a series of upgrades and improvements to its GS Junior system over the next year.

A new software package and protocols for paired-end sequencing to enable multiplexing are available immediately. Longer read lengths and automation of the library preparation and the emulsion PCR workflow will be available in late 2012 or early 2013.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.