By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Asuragen today said that it has been named a certified service provider for Ion Torrent's Personal Genome Machine.

Austin, Texas-based Asuragen will use the Ion Torrent platform to provide targeted DNA mutation analysis of tumor samples to identify known and de novo mutations within FFPE and FNA specimens. The services will include both Asuragen's SuraSeq custom cancer panels and the Ion AmpliSeq cancer panel.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.