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Signature Genomic Labs Gets Florida License

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Signature Genomic Laboratories today announced that it has received its Florida Clinical Laboratory License, allowing the company to receive specimens drawn by clinical laboratories in the state.
 
Signature provides microarray-based molecular cytogenetic diagnostics.
 
The license may be renewed biannually. The Spokane, Wash.-based firm also is licensed as an out-of-state clinical lab in Rhode Island and California.

The Scan

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.

Study Reveals Potential Sex-Specific Role for Noncoding RNA in Depression

A long, noncoding RNA called FEDORA appears to be a sex-specific regulator of major depressive disorder, affecting more women, researchers report in Science Advances.

New mRNA Vaccines Offer Hope for Fighting Malaria

A George Washington University-led team has developed mRNA vaccines for malaria that appear to provide protection in mice, as they report in NPJ Vaccines.

Unique Germline Variants Found Among Black Prostate Cancer Patients

Through an exome sequencing study appearing in JCO Precision Oncology, researchers have found unique pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants within a cohort of Black prostate cancer patients.