Sales of Illumina's HiSeq instrument and consumables are continuing to drive the firm's revenue gains, leading to a 25 percent increase in third quarter revenues over the previous year, the firm said this week.

Illumina reported revenues of $357 million for the three-month period ended Sept. 29, up from $285.9 million for Q3 2012. Its sequencing business grew 37 percent, "driven by impressive demand for consumables and the HiSeq," CEO and President Jay Flatley said during a conference call to discuss the company's third quarter results.

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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.