By Julia Karow

This story was originally published Sept. 22.

The Ion Torrent technology that Life Technologies recently acquired will be suitable in the long term for single-molecule analysis, and will enable the company to "revolutionize" the genetic-testing market, Life Tech chairman and CEO Greg Lucier said during the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference in New York last week.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.