NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – As part of a global launch of its hospital-acquired infection kit, Pathogenica today announced a deal with Life Technologies Japan to distribute the kit in Japan on the Ion Torrent platform.

The kit is the first DNA sequencing analysis product for identifying infectious disease "with high accuracy at high specific strain resolution and at a scale that makes hospital-wide testing practical," the companies said.

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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.

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

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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.