The team uncovered ties to Near Eastern and Levant populations with mitochondrial genome sequences and genome-wide SNP profiles for up to 90 Egyptian mummies.
China-based Burning Rock will develop cancer diagnostics for Chinese patients based on the Agilent SureSelect target enrichment system.
Heat-Seq, scheduled to launch in the second quarter, uses empirically tested molecular inversion probes.
Mitochondrial genome sequences from a large glyptodont called Doedicurus suggest glyptodonts were giant members of a lineage in the middle of the armadillo tree.
The partnership will pair Sophia's informatics infrastructure with IDT's panel to provide an NGS-based solution for routine clinical diagnostics.
Researchers generated a near complete genome sequence for a 5,300 year old Helicobacter pylori strain found in the gut of Ötzi, the Tyrolean Iceman.
The firm is developing new applications for the technology, including one that will integrate targeted panels and copy number analysis into a single assay.
The firm said that it plans to list its stock on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol "RAIN" and added that its 2014 revenues were up 78 percent year over year to $30.6 million.
The firm was named a certified service provider for Agilent's SureSelect Methyl-Seq target enrichment.
Kapa will manufacture versions of its RNA-seq kits for distribution with Roche's RNA target enrichment system.
Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.
The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.
CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.