Researchers at Illumina have developed a dilution-based haplotyping method that it is suitable for both targeted and whole-genome sequencing experiments.

The method, published online in PNAS last week, allows users to obtain SNP phasing information for DNA stretches of up to several hundred kilobases in length. According to the authors, it can be used by any researchers with access to a next-gen sequencer, not only Illumina's platform.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.

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