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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360Dx reports that the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would cover next-generation sequencing-based cancer panel tests.

The Washington Post reports that a meteorologist is being considered as presidential science and technology advisor.

In PNAS this week: precision medicine strategy to screen for disease risk, genome evolution in Haemophilus influenzae, and more.

Researchers have developed a PCR-based assay to gauge whether manatees are present in waters.

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