Genetics, Genomics & Molecular Diagnostics News

LabCorp plans to acquire all of Sequenom's outstanding stock for $2.40 per share.

Barley field in Lancaster County, Penn.

An international team of researchers sequenced 6,000-year-old barley grains from the Judean Desert.

ACMG said in a position statement that NIPS can replace conventional screening for Patau, Edwards, and Down syndrome in most women.

A group from the University of Minnesota found that quantitative and qualitative errors in NGS library prep could be eliminated by changing four parameters in a common workflow.

A bacterial argonaute protein is being touted as a DNA-guided, DNA-targeting genome editor, but some scientists are having trouble reproducing those results.

The company will soon submit its ePlex instrument and respiratory pathogen panel for US Food and Drug Administration clearance.

In Nature this week: variant linked to obesity risk in Samoans, health of cloned animals, and more.

Researchers explore using genome editing to treat inherited eye diseases, New Scientist reports.

Olympic athletes this summer will also undergo gene doping testing, according to Wired.

A study finds that the lower funding rate seen among women of color is more due to race than gender, according to BuzzFeed News.

Sep
30

This webinar highlights important features and demonstrates the practical aspects of using the NCBI BLAST service.

Jun
23
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This on-demand webinar demonstrates how automated liquid handling workstations can reduce bottlenecks in library preparation for next-generation sequencing, enabling scientific advances in genomics research that were not possible five years ago. 

May
28
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

This online seminar demonstrates how RNA-seq analysis in a model organism can provide insights into human disease.