Providing a taste of what third-generation sequencing might look like, Pacific Biosciences last week outlined its single-molecule real-time, zero-mode waveguide DNA-sequencing technology, and its progress to date.
 
The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company on Saturday gave its first public presentation of the technology in a packed auditorium at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology meeting in Marco Island, Fla.
 

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Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.