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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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

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In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.