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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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Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.

According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.