By Monica Heger and Julia Karow

This article was originally published July 1.

Roche and IBM said last week that they will co-develop a nanopore sequencer based on IBM's DNA transistor technology. As part of the agreement, Roche will fund continued development of the technology at IBM and will provide additional resources through its 454 Life Sciences subsidiary. Roche will also receive an exclusive right to market products that are based on the technology.

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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.

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

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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.