Korean sequencing service provider DNA Link has ordered 10 Life Technologies' Ion Proton systems, which it will use to expand its clinical sequencing offerings, especially in the area of cancer.

DNA Link CEO Jong Eun Lee said the company plans to initially use the machines for exome and transcriptome sequencing of cancer samples for research purposes, and plans to develop diagnostic gene panels within the next year.

Additionally, he said the company would seek accreditation that is comparable to CLIA.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.

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