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New Products: Fasteris' HiSeq 2500 Services; dbSNP


Fasteris is now offering sequencing services on Illumina's HiSeq 2500. Fasteris, an Illumina Certified Service Provider, also offers services on the HiSeq 2000 and MiSeq.

The company said that it will sell 10 percent of a HiSeq lane running 1x50, 1x100, or 2x100 to generate 500-750 megabases, 1-1.5 gigabases, or 2-3 gigabases of data at a cost of $410, $570, or $980, respectively.

The University of California, Santa Cruz, has released four Genome Browser tracks derived from build 137 of dbSNP, which contain additional annotation data not included in previous dbSNP tracks.

One track contains all mappings of reference SNPs to the human assembly, labeled "All SNPs (137)." The other three tracks are subsets of this and include: Common SNPs (137), uniquely mapped variants that appear in at least 1 percent of the population; Flagged SNPs (137), uniquely mapped variants excluding common SNPs; and Mult. SNPs (137), variants that have been mapped to more than one genomic location.

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.