This article was originally published on August 19.

Roche said last week that two Martinsried, Germany-based sister companies — IMGM Laboratories GmbH and the Center for Human Genetics and Laboratory Medicine — will work together to use the 454 GS FLX and GS Junior sequencing systems for targeted resequencing applications in the field of human genetics.

In particular, the labs plan to investigate the use of the technology for diagnostic applications.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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