A survey conducted by investment firm Macquarie Research on next-generation sequencing found that customers are most satisfied with their Illumina HiSeq 2500 instruments compared to other sequencing systems.

The platform, which has the capability to sequence a whole genome in around 27 hours, scored higher marks than the system's predecessor, the HiSeq 2000; the Illumina MiSeq; and also a competitor's instruments — Life Technologies' Ion Torrent PGM and Ion Proton.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.

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