NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A New Zealand government-funded collaborative genomics initiative, New Zealand Genomics Limited, said today that it is preparing to launch an integrated genomics service that will provide sequencing technologies, expertise, and information technology solutions.

Part of the initiative will include a partnership with Illumina to enable researchers to use the MiSeq platform for small research projects, NZGL said.

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Robert Redfield is floated as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.

The New York Times writes that the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is "ambitious" and that some are concerned it might be overly so.

Representative Lamar Smith's criticism of the National Science Foundation has "changed the nature of the conversation," according to ScienceInsider.

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