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University of Washington researchers have designed a sequencing method using complementary duplex DNA tags attached to both strands of a DNA molecule, which they reported can yield less than one error per billion nucleotides sequenced.

Complete Genomics this week launched a cancer sequencing service, adding to its existing human whole-genome sequencing service.

The researchers used next-generation sequencing, Sanger sequencing, and mass-spectrometric genotyping to examine samples from patients with myelodysplastic syndromes and found somatic mutations in 18 genes.

The Baylor researchers propose to sequence tumor-normal pairs with 60-fold coverage or more on two different sequencing platforms "to get a real handle on false positive and false negative rates that occur in cancer sequencing."

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.