Genome & Genetics News from GenomeWeb

The company expanded its NGS-based test to 600 genes from 200 and added new diagnostic panels, with a particular focus on cardiovascular disease. 

The firm's EmbryVu test is based on an NGS method it licensed from Johns Hopkins University last year, called FAST-SeqS.

Specific proposals would negatively impact independent labs and labs with algorithm-based tests, while some interpretations don't align with statutory language, experts said.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of 200 bird species, and more.

The Australian High Court rules that isolated genetic material cannot be patented.

The startup incubator Y Combinator is launching a nonprofit research lab.

In Genome Research this week: vervet genome, tandem repeats affect gene expression in great apes, and more.

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