FlexGen of the Netherlands said last week that China's BGI and Leiden University Medical Center will use its target enrichment technology to validate variants for the Genome of the Netherlands, or GoNL, project.

The researchers will use the platform to validate a set of variants found in trio samples from the GoNL project. Launched in 2010, the project aims to sequence the genomes of about 250 Dutch parent-child trios. The sequencing is performed at BGI's Hong Kong facility.

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360Dx reports that the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would cover next-generation sequencing-based cancer panel tests.

The Washington Post reports that a meteorologist is being considered as presidential science and technology advisor.

In PNAS this week: precision medicine strategy to screen for disease risk, genome evolution in Haemophilus influenzae, and more.

Researchers have developed a PCR-based assay to gauge whether manatees are present in waters.

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