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The US Court of Appeals upheld a previous ruling by the International Trade Commission that found Oxford Nanopore's products do not infringe on PacBio's patents.

At the PAG conference, researchers said they are sequencing 100 tomato genomes in 100 days using Oxford Nanopore's PromethIon and a pipeline for maximizing SV diversity.

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At a user meeting, Oxford Nanopore gave an update on what it has been working on.

Developed by University of Texas researchers, the method is one of a small but growing number of efforts to develop single-molecule protein analysis techniques.

Researchers have been developing nanopore metagenomic sequencing protocols to enable real-time outbreak surveillance outside the traditional laboratory.

The group plans to use the method to analyze isoform differences of B cell surface receptors, common targets for immunotherapy.

The researchers are testing the method in a clinical trial of hospital-acquired pneumonia and are working on tests for meningitis and prosthetic joint infections.

The Menlo Park, California-based company plans to demonstrate its sequencing technology on a small genome in the near future.

The company plans to use the funding to build beta units of its optical nanopore sequencer for early adopters in industry and academia.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.