By Julia Karow

This story was originally published on April 28.

Illumina said last week that its first-quarter revenues grew almost 50 percent, largely driven by "continued success" of its sequencing business.

The firm also disclosed that it recently began shipping a new reagent kit for its HiSeq 2000, which increases the instrument's output to about 600 gigbases per run and reduces the reagent cost of sequencing a human genome to under $5,000.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

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