By Julia Karow

This article, originally published Sept. 21, has been updated from a previous version to include additional information from a company official.

Pacific Biosciences said this week that it plans to focus on cancer and infectious diseases as initial application areas for its single-molecule real-time sequencing platform, noting that these areas are best suited to take advantage of the system's long reads and short cycle time.

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The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.