Sequencing Technology

Encoded Genomics, EpiBiome, and Xcell Biosciences are the first graduates of Illumina's program which supports early-stage firms working on NGS applications.

golden jackal, Serengeti

Sequences from golden jackals, wolves, and other canines suggest the Africa's golden jackal is not part of the same species as golden jackals in Eurasia.

The founding members of the alliance include Illumina, Intel, Cisco, Cloudera, and Montgomery College.

The firm is conducting a multi-center prospective clinical study to validate its liquid biopsy ctDNA test, which it plans to launch for pharma customers this year and commercially in 2016.

Revenues increased to $22.5 million in Q2, but investors shed shares in the firm after it lowered its revenue guidance for FY 2015.

Direct sensing bioFETs and methods of manufacture
Pen-shaped device for biological sample preparation and analysis
Devices and methods for biological sample preparation
Methods for treating infection involving identification of a carbapanemase gene
Artificial DNA sequence with optimized leader function in 5' (5'-UTR) for the improved expression of heterologous proteins in plants
Methods and compositions for amplification of nucleic acids

In Nature this week: mouse genome functional analysis, more sensitive chromatin immunoprecipitation, and more.

The Center for Data Innovation and HealthITNow argue for re-building of genomic research infrastructure.

A Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill to require articles resulting from federally funded projects to be made publicly available, according to ScienceInsider.

The US is heading toward another budget showdown, Nature News says.