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The Nuffield Council is seeking comments on whether direct-to-consumer genetic tests need to be regulated.

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Karine Hovanes, Dietrich Stephan, Frank Witney, Lukas Braunschweiler

The two institutes' scale-up is another indication that the Illumina platform is becoming the dominant type of second-generation sequencer at some of the largest genome centers in the world, all of them early adopters of next-generation sequencing technology.

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Sequencing-Related Papers of Note, March 2009

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Dietrich Stephan, Bruce Korf, Wayne Grody, Gregory Grabowski, Anthony Gregg, Mira Irons, John Mulvihill, Kathleen Rao, Piero Rinaldo, Marc Williams, Daynna Wolff

The new budget and stimulus funds will fuel the Genome Atlas, a personalized medicine platform, and more grants to young investigators.

Genome Canada and its international partners are funding genomic- and proteomic-based research in bioproducts and crops.

Broad Institute Founder Eric Lander outlined the past and future of cancer genome research this weekend at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting.

A team of researchers based at the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar obtained the draft sequence of the date palm genome.

In doing so, Rosetta is meeting its objective of finding commercialization partners for its existing products as it shifts its focus onto tests that screen for, rather than diagnose, disease.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.