This story was originally published January 15, 2010.

Illumina last week launched the Genome Analyzer IIe, a smaller version of its cousin, the Genome Analyzer IIx.

The launch of the GAIIe comes two days after Illumina announced a new high-end sequencer, HiSeq 2000, that will provide up to 200 gigabases of data per run and up to 2 billion paired-end reads and has a list price of $690,000 (see In Sequence 1/12/2010).

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.