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Illumina has released its TruSeq Exome Enrichment Kit (see story, this issue), and its TruSeq sample-prep kit for DNA, RNA, and small RNA applications.

According to the company, the sample-prep kits have optimized adapter design, enable multiplexing and pooling, and provide coverage of greater than 62 megabases of the human exome for less than $300 per sample. Illumina said that the DNA, RNA, and small RNA sample-prep kits can reduce the price of sample enrichment for single-end, paired-end, and multiplexed sequencing by up to 80 percent. In addition, the small RNA kit allows researchers to combine up to 48 samples in one sequencing lane, according to the company.


The Scan

Review of Approval Process

Stat News reports the Department for Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General is to investigate FDA's approval of Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug.

Not Quite Right

A new analysis has found hundreds of studies with incorrect nucleotide sequences reported in their methods, according to Nature News.

CRISPR and mRNA Together

Time magazine reports on the use of mRNA to deliver CRISPR machinery.

Nature Papers Present Smartphone Platform for DNA Diagnosis of Malaria, Mouse Lines for Epigenomic Editing

In Nature this week: a low-cost tool to detect infectious diseases like malaria, and more.