By Bernadette Toner

This story was originally published Aug. 4.

A new sequencing contract with the Inova Translational Medicine Institute is a sign of things to come for Complete Genomics, according to CEO Cliff Reid.

In a conference call to discuss the company's second-quarter financial results last week, Reid said that the agreement is a "game-changer" because it marks "the first contract that has been signed with a healthcare provider to do complete human genome sequencing."

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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.