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ServiceXS To Use Illumina Platform for European Melanoma Genotyping Study

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – ServiceXS, a genomics and proteomics services firm based in Leiden, the Netherlands, will perform a large-scale genome-wide association study for the European Union’s Melanoma Genetics Consortium, the company said Friday.
 
ServiceXS said it will use Ilumina’s Infinium multiplex technology to genotype 300,000 tag SNPs in 1,800 subjects for the GenoMEL study.
 
Candidate SNPs will be validated in a case-control study including 4,000 melanoma cases and 4,000 control individuals, the company said.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.
 
Further information about the GenoMEL study is available here.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.