Illumina is launching a new high-throughput sequencing platform, called HiSeq 2000, that will provide up to 200 gigabases of sequence data and up to 2 billion paired-end reads on a billion templates per run.

Priced at $690,000, the system will use the same cluster amplification sample prep and sequencing-by-synthesis chemistry as the Genome Analyzer but will run two flow cells instead of one and use a dual-surface imaging method.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.