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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A large international team has uncovered unexpected genetic diversity in the miniscule marine algae Emiliania huxleyi, a species now known to have the type of variable 'pan genome' previously described in some bacterial species.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Genome Biology, researchers from the US Department of Agriculture-Agriculture Research Service, Mars, Indiana University, the Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, IBM, and elsewhere reported on a

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Beckman Coulter Genomics today said that three states have licensed its BRAF assay, expanding the availability of the test.

In attempting to diagnose a set of congenital disorders of glycosylation, a team from Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute has highlighted some important pitfalls of using sequencing results to inform clinical diagnosis, specifically, the potential of somatic mosaicism to c

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies reported after the close of the market on Thursday that revenues for the first quarter increased more than 2 percent year over year on a GAAP basis, or more than 4 percent excluding currency effects.

Researchers in the department of genetics at The Netherlands' University of Groningen are working to develop targeted next-generation sequencing panels to replace the Sanger sequencing that has previously been the group's standard in several disease areas.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies announced today regulatory approval in China for its Applied Biosystems 3500xL Dx Genetic Analyzer for clinical diagnostic use.
The company also said that 10 assays from its joint venture with Daan Gene have been launched.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A study in Genome Biology is taking stock of the transcripts expressed in the red spotted newt, Notophthalmus viridescens, providing the foundation for more comprehensive studies of the processes underlying tissue regeneration.

Life Technologies said this week that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared its SeCore HLA typing assay and its 3500 Dx Genetic Analyzer, a Sanger sequencing instrument, for diagnostic use.

This article was originally published Feb. 6.
Following the burst of next-generation sequencing technologies onto the scene, Sanger sequencing may have slipped out of the limelight, but it is still laboring away in a few laboratories.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.