NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Helicos BioSciences reported after the close of the market Tuesday that its second-quarter revenues fell around 29 percent, as its grant and service revenues declined year over year.

The Cambridge, Mass.-based single molecule sequencing technologies firm had total revenues of $577,000 for the three months ended June 30, compared to $809,000 for the second quarter of 2011. Its service revenue fell to $175,000 from $273,000, and its grant revenue dropped to $243,000 from $427,000.

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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.