This article, originally published April 16, has been updated to note that the identity of a family sequenced in an earlier study has been made public.

Illumina announced last week that it has sequenced the genomes of a family of four, marking the first publicly disclosed family to have their genomes sequenced to full coverage by the company.

John West, the former CEO of Solexa, which Illumina acquired in 2007, and his wife and two children had their DNA sequenced at the company's CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory.

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Dog DNA testing finds that some purebreds might not truly be purebreds, Inside Edition reports.

Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.

Smithsonian Magazine reports that environmental DNA sampling can be used to track elusive organisms.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive satellite DNA in the fruit fly, transcriptome map assembly pipeline, and more.

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