This story was originally published May 24.

Genomics service provider Expression Analysis said yesterday that it has agreed to purchase a sequencing system from Pacific Biosciences and expects to become the first commercial service provider offering the technology in the US.

The Durham, NC-based company said it will receive one of the first commercially available PacBio RS systems, expected to be launched in the second half of this year.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.