Pacific Biosciences said last week that it plans to start an early-access program for its single-molecule real-time sequencing technology during the first half of next year.
 
The firm said that it is eyeing both the research and clinical diagnostics markets for its platform, which it plans to launch commercially in 2010. Later this year, PacBio plans to reveal the expected performance specifications for the first version of its instrument.
 

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Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.