Two startup companies are entering the DNA sample preparation market, and are working on applications for constructing second-generation sequencing libraries.

Boreal Genomics rolled out its first instrument to early-access customers last year. The system uses the company's Synchronous Coefficient of Drag Alteration, or SCODA, technology for electrophoresis-based nucleic acid purification. This week, the company is presenting a second instrument, Aurora, which includes certain improvements, at the Lab Automation meeting in Palm Springs, Calif.

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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.