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Sequenom Shares Climb Again

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares of Sequenom rose around 20 percent for the second straight day after the firm reported yesterday that a blinded study showed that its molecular test for Down syndrome correctly identified 100 percent of all Down syndrome samples without any false-positive outcomes.
That announcement pushed Sequenom’s shares up 22 percent yesterday.
Today, in heavy trading on the Nasdaq — around 10 times its average daily volume — shares of Sequenom climbed another 19.5 percent to close at $11.15.
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.