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NEW YORK, Nov. 8 – Sequenom said Thursday it received a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a genome-wide disease association study.

Sequenom of San Diego said it will use its MassArray technology and 100,000 SNP assays to look for genetic variations among people with the blood disease beta-thalassemia.

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Oil made from gene-edited soybeans is already in use, according to the Associated Press.

USA Today reports that Department of Veterans Affairs is teaming up with Sanford Health to provide veterans with genetic testing.

Mother Jones reports there are few regulations overseeing the use of genetic genealogy by law enforcement.

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