By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – LaserGen today said it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research grant to demonstrate the feasibility of its next-generation sequencing technology in applications involving combat soldiers.

The Houston-based firm's technology will be evaluated by the US Army Medical Research and Material Command, or USAMRMC, on its ability to identify microbes commonly found in wound infections in combat soldiers.

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Decode Genetics' ability to tell Icelanders, even ones the company hasn't sequenced, about their disease risk brings up ethical questions.

Genetic analysis of Britain's King Richard III and modern descendants of his relatives indicate breaks in the male line.

In Nature this week: Icelandic genome sequences, approach to increase CRISPR efficiency, and more.

Testing showing "genetic incompatibilities" have led thousands of couples in Saudi Arabia to call off their weddings, the BBC reports.

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