The companies will work together to identify the genetic mutations that cause the rare genetic lysosomal storage disorder alpha mannosidosis.
Using data for nearly 45,000 epilepsy cases and controls, researchers identified loci contributing to focal epilepsy, genetic generalized epilepsy, or unclassified epilepsy.
The company said it will sell off the businesses in order to focus on in vitro diagnostic product development and its diagnostic reagent units.
Using UK Biobank data, the researchers uncovered new variants in MC1R, as well as eight other variants, that influence whether someone has red hair.
Researchers identified germline and somatic changes that marked low-grade and high-grade cases in adults and children with a condition called neurofibromatosis 1.
By achieving certification for the assay, called PredictSure IBD, the Cambridge, UK-based firm can sell it for clinical use across Europe.
Finnish medical evidence provider Medaffcon will tap BC Platforms' global biobank analysis platform to generate medical evidence for researchers.
The firm said clinical services revenues fell during the quarter due to reduced insurance reimbursement payments and mix of testing in the prior year.
The company will partner with University College Dublin's Animal Genomics Laboratory to further develop genomic technologies to assess the origin, quality, and safety of food.
The researchers also reported that combining an ER-directed therapy with an irreversible HER2 kinase inhibitor could overcome resistance.
Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.
The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.
ScienceInsider reports that US National Institutes of Health researchers were told in the fall they could not obtain new human fetal tissue.
In PNAS this week: skin pigmentation evolution among KhoeSan, biomarkers for dengue virus progression, and more.