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Plexera Gains ISO Certification

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Plexera Biosciences said today it has received the International Organization for Standardization’s Certificate of Registration for operating a quality management system in compliance with ISO’s requirements.
The registration certifies that the Lumera subsidiary’s policies, practices, and procedures follow best practices in design and manufacture of the company’s products.
Company President and COO Tim Londergan said the ISO certification is “a critical component of our continuous efforts to develop and commercialize new products based on our Kx Array technology.”
The company’s Kx Array combines label-free biosensor technology with microarray-based assay formats for analyzing biomolecular interactions.

The Scan

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.