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The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center Genomics Shared Resource of Columbia University is offering sequencing on the 454 GS FLX as a new service and will start offering sequencing on a new Applied Biosystems SOLiD sequencer in the next few months.

On the 454 platform, the facility offers library construction, emulsion PCR, sequencing, and primary sequence data analysis. In addition, the HICCC Bioinformatics Shared Resource will support application-specific data analysis.

The Scan

Genes Linked to White-Tailed Jackrabbits' Winter Coat Color Change

Climate change, the researchers noted in Science, may lead to camouflage mismatch and increase predation of white-tailed jackrabbits.

Adenine Base Editor Targets SCID Mutation in New Study

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, report in Cell that adenine base editing was able to produce functional T lymphocytes in a model of severe combined immune deficiency.

Researchers Find Gene Affecting Alkaline Sensitivity in Plants

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Science have found a locus affecting alkaline-salinity sensitivity, which could aid in efforts to improve crop productivity, as they report in Science.

International Team Proposes Checklist for Returning Genomic Research Results

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics present a checklist to guide the return of genomic research results to study participants.