Sequencing technology startup company GnuBio has obtained a license from Harvard University to use microfluidics- and emulsion-based technology developed there. These tools will enable the firm to develop a DNA sequencer that can sequence a human genome at 30X coverage — for less than $100 in reagent costs, the company says. GnuBio says the sequencer will also be able to run diagnostic-scale batches across a small candidate gene region at 100X coverage for less than $2 per sample.

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Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.

Sep
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This webinar will present an in-depth look at how Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has developed and implemented a next-generation sequencing panel for mutational tumor profiling of advanced cancer patients.

Sep
28
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This webinar will discuss the critical role that software can play for clinical labs looking to establish comprehensive genomic testing programs.