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Illumina s Request for US Patent Office to Investigate Affy IP Tops Most-Read GenomeWeb News Stories Last Week

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (GenomeWeb News) - What are GenomeWeb News subscribers reading? Below are the five most-read articles for the five-day period ended Friday, Oct. 28.


1. Illumina Asks US Patent Office to Investigate Affymetrix IP (from Oct. 25)

2. Invitrogen Shutters QDC's Hayward Facility, Will Lay Off 'Substantial' Number; Shares Dive 13.3 Percent (from Oct. 28)

3. ABI, Looking for Place at the New-Sequencing Table, Will Buy Stake in VisiGen  (Oct. 26)

4. Consortium Completes HapMap; Database Describes More Than 1 Million SNP Markers  (Oct. 26)

5. NHGRI's Collins Says US Must Launch Its Own Biobanking Project  (Oct. 27)

The Scan

Long COVID-19 Susceptibility Clues Contained in Blood Plasma Proteome

A longitudinal study in eBioMedicine found weeks-long blood plasma proteome shifts after SARS-CoV-2 infection, along with proteomic signatures that appeared to coincide with long Covid risk.

Tibetan Study Finds Adaptive Variant Influencing Skin Pigmentation

With a combination of phenotyping and genetic data, researchers document at PNAS a Tibetan-enriched enhancer variant influencing melanin synthesis and ultraviolet light response.

Domestication Linked to Nervous System Genes in Inbred Mouse Strains

Researchers highlighted more than 300 positively selected genes in domesticated mice, including genes linked to nervous system function or behavior in Genome Biology.

ALS Genetic Testing May Be Informative Across Age Ranges, Study Finds

Researchers in the journal Brain identified clinically actionable variants in a significant subset of older ALS patients, prompting them to point to the potential benefits of broader test use.