NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Complete Genomics has sequenced and analyzed 14 human genomes for customers since it began a limited trial launch in March, the company said today.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based DNA sequencing services firm plans to scale up its technology and capabilities for a full commercial launch set for the beginning of 2010, a year in which the company plans to sequence 10,000 genomes.

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In Nature this week: Icelandic genome sequences, approach to increase CRISPR efficiency, and more.

Testing showing "genetic incompatibilities" have led thousands of couples in Saudi Arabia to call off their weddings, the BBC reports.

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