By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Ion Torrent today said that it will extend its sequencing grant program to Europe in the second half of this year.

The Guilford, Conn.-based firm said that under the grant program it will award two of its Personal Genome Machine sequencers to scientists in Europe.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

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Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

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