BGI said this week that it will re-sequence 1,008 soybean germplasm lines for the National Center for Soybean Biotechnology at the University of Missouri.

Under the agreement, BGI will provide library construction, five-fold whole-genome sequence coverage for each line, and all related bioinformatics analysis.

The project will begin with a 100-species pilot this year, and will potentially extend to between 5,000 and 10,000 lines.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

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