NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina today said that it has launched a business accelerator program intended to help startups and early-stage companies working on next-generation sequencing applications.

The firm has partnered with technology investor Yuri Milner, who has invested in Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, and 23andMe, among other tech startups, and Silicon Valley Bank to provide funding and guidance for program participants.

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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.