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A new sequencing-based method developed by Duke University's Kate Meyer is one of several that can detect RNA methylation without the use of antibodies.

Using 350 human genomes from different populations, the two centers plan to develop a multi-genome reference sequence that is as complete as possible.

The firm is part of a research consortium that is led by Mount Sinai and includes Fluidigm to develop a device to detect epigenetic signatures of WMD exposure.

The firm said CRISPR will enable targeted sequencing of long regions of interest that were previously only accessible with long-read whole-genome sequencing.

The UK-based sequencing technology firm continues to seek invalidation of PacBio's patents, despite unsuccessful earlier efforts.

Cyclomics, a 2018 spinout from University Medical Center Utrecht, is testing its assay for treatment response and recurrence monitoring in head and neck cancer.

The patent, EP3170904, "Compositions and methods for nucleic acid sequencing," is the second PacBio patent revoked by the EPO this year. 

In a message posted on Twitter today, Oxford Nanopore said that revenues grew to $43.7 million last year, up from $17.8 million in 2017.

Under the non-exclusive agreement, Germany's Merck will globally distribute RevoluGen's Fire Monkey/Fire Flower kit for the extraction of high molecular weight DNA.

In Nature this week: athletes' gut microbiomes, nanopore metagenomic sequencing approach to diagnosing infectious diseases, and more.

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A South African university has told the Wellcome Sanger Institute to return DNA samples it has from indigenous African communities, The Times reports.

The University of California, Berkeley's Rasmus Nielsen and Xinzhu Wei have retracted their CCR5 gene paper due to a technical artifact.

 

University of Virginia researchers are exploring a genetic risk test to gauge type 1 diabetes risk, NPR reports.

In PNAS this week: researchers compare two high-grade neuroendocrine lung cancers, height among ancient Europeans, and more.