This article has been updated with comments from a researcher at the US Food and Drug Administration.

Desktop sequencers differ in the quality of data and genome assemblies they produce, as well as in their cost, run time, throughput, and other metrics, but no single platform excels in all categories.

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In PNAS this week: genomic study of group B Streptococcus evolution, selection on the X chromosome in great apes, and more.

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Nick Stockton at Wired says that a pause in studying genome-editing tools should be used to find a path forward.