Life Technologies has named both Asuragen and AltheaDx as authorized customer service providers for sequencing on its Ion Torrent PGM platform.

Asuragen offers targeted sequencing panels on the PGM, including its AsuraSeq custom cancer panels and the Ion AmpliSeq cancer panel, and can analyze samples from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue as well as samples collected from fine needle aspiration (CSN 1/4/2012).

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The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

A team of researchers in Portugal has examined the genomic basis for racing pigeons' athleticism and navigational skills, finding it's likely polygenic.

Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.

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In this webinar, the first in the “New Frontiers in Liquid Biopsy Research” series, Bea Bellosillo, head of pathology at the Hospital del Mar, will discuss her experience evaluating an early-access lung cancer panel that detects copy number variants and fusions.