Illumina’s sequencing technology was used by three research teams in China, the UK, and the US that each sequenced a human genome and published their results last week.
 
The three studies, which appeared in Nature last week, are the first published papers describing how Illumina’s Genome Analyzer platform was used to resequence a human genome at high depth. They also increase the number of peer-reviewed individual human genomes from two to five.  
 

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

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