In one of the first indications that large-scale sequencing studies may lead to new diagnostic tests, Beckman Coulter said last week that it has obtained two options from Johns Hopkins University to license cancer mutations discovered in sequencing-service projects that its Agencourt Bioscience subsidiary has been conducting for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center since 2002.
 

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A draft bill released by the US House of Representatives appropriations committee would increase the 2019 National Institutes of Health budget by 3 percent.

Bloomberg looks into privacy issues raised by law enforcement's use of genetic genealogy sites.

NBC News reports on the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth.

In Science this week: environmental DNA can help in studies of marine animals, and more.

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