Illumina said this week that sales of its MiSeq system — including the US Food and Drug Administration-cleared MiSeqDx — its TruSight targeted panels, genomes ordered through its Fast Track services, and HiSeq 2500, are driving its sequencing technology into clinical markets.

"Our results clearly demonstrate the early penetration of NGS into reproductive health, oncology, and other clinical markets, and our improving competitive position," CEO Jay Flatley said during a conference call discussing the firm's 2013 fourth 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.