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The nucleic acid diagnostic platform they are developing doesn't require expensive optics, and it could be available as a manufacturing prototype in about a year.

Using biorepository strains, researchers from the J. Craig Venter Institute and elsewhere profiled Zika virus consensus sequences, variant patterns, and phylogenetics.

With sequence data for more than 118,000 tumors profiled at Foundation Medicine, investigators tracked PDL1 amplification prevalence and possible treatment implications.

The blood-based test could eventually become a rapid point-of-care diagnostic in the ICU, with startup Microbiome as a commercial vehicle.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: CRISPR-based approach to diagnose disease, new whole-genome amplification approach, and more.

The firm's technology, called genotyping by random amplicon sequencing, or GRAS, should improve the efficiency of identifying and selecting markers for crop improvement.

Including the current financing round, the company has raised a total of nearly $2.4 million. 

The research team used selective amplification to sequence whole genomes of the parasites, revealing new information about how they evolved to infect human hosts. 

The scientists believe they have created a more accurate way to detect mutations that often lead to hereditary colorectal cancer.

The partnership is the latest in a string of international distribution announcements for Sygnis' primer-free whole genome amplification technology.

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An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.