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Ambry Genetics Buys an Illumina Genome Analzyer

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Ambry Genetics said Friday that it has purchased a Genome Analyzer from Illumina that it plans to use in conducting pharmacogenomics services for customers.
 
The Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based genetic testing firm said that it has already begun running research samples on the GA with its probe capture technology.
 
“To date we’ve run assays with hundreds of genes on the probe capture technology; with new bioinformatics software, SNP annotation and exon identification, we’ve been able to find many novel mutations,” Ambry CEO Charles Dunlop said in a statement.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.