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BioNano Genomics has launched its nanochannel-based single-molecule DNA mapping platform in Europe and plans to extend the technology to human-size genomes later this year, enabling researchers to discover new structural variants, separate haplotypes, and obtain better genome ass

BioNanomatrix has changed its name to BioNano Genomics, the company said this week.
Through the name change, the firm wants to communicate "its position as a solution provider for genomics researchers."

The Philadelphia-based Princeton University spinout plans to use $830,000 in new supplemental grant funding from the National Human Genome Research Institute to prepare for beta-testing of its NanoAnalyzer next year.

A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.