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New Products: BGI Tech's Exome Service

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BGI Tech has launched a human exome sequencing service based on Complete Genomics' sequencing technology that includes in-depth bioinformatics analysis and SNP validation. The service is available for $599 until Dec. 31 and includes 100x average sequencing depth for target regions, SNP analysis, and indel calling and annotation. BGI Tech also has an exome sequencing workflow and pipeline to address cancer study design and challenges.

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.