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Source BioScience is launching an overnight sequencing service for researchers in the London, Cambridge, and Midlands regions of the UK. The company said that the overnight service will deliver up to 1,400 nucleotides by 9 am the following the day at no extra cost.


Real Time Genomics has launched its RTG Investigator version 2.2, sequence analysis software for variant detection and metagenomic analysis. The software is available to download free for individual use from the company's website, and can be used for one year on up to five computers simultaneously. For unlimited usage and additional service support, researchers can license the software on an annual basis. The software supports data generated from Illumina, Complete Genomics, and Roche's 454 sequencing systems.

The Scan

Fertility Fraud Found

Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today.

Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People

Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports.

Test Warning

The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK.

Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine

In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.