Life Technologies' Ion Torrent has launched a program dubbed Technology Access through which it plans to make available products prior to their full commercial launch. Its first two products, which it announced this week, are its Avalanche system for sample prep based on isothermal amplification and a sequencing reagent kit that reduces its indel error rate.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.

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