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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Caliper Life Sciences announced today a deal with the Center for Genome Analysis at Yale University to implement protocols for exome capture and library preparation workflows.

The University of Washington team reported on a hybrid assembly that combines mapping to a reference genome with local de novo assembly. The study was presented during this month's Biology of Genomes meeting in Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

So far, the Broad Institute has used the v2 kit to sequence the exomes of more than 5,100 human samples "from a variety of cancer and heritable disease studies."

The center will use both NimbleGen's SeqCap EZ Exome and customized NimbleGen exome designs, according to the company, and has established a pipeline for high-throughput exome capture and sequencing “with multiple next-generation sequencing platforms.”

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In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium abscessus linked to gastric conditions, placental gene expression changes associated with preterm birth, and more.

The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.

People with certain gene variants tend to not like vegetables, particularly bitter ones, CNN reports.

MIT's Technology Review reports on a company's genetic test that gauges an embryo's susceptibility to certain diseases.