NEW YORK, June 11 – Canada’s Virtek Vision International said Monday that its Virtek ChipWriter and Virtek ChipReader had been selected for a six-month trial to apply its microarray technology for a neonatal screening application.

Under the terms of the alliance, Virtek has agreed to supply its spotter and reader to Neo Gen Screening and TeleChem International/ArrayIt.com for the testing of metabolic disorders in newborns. TeleChem of Sunnyvale, Calif., has developed the assays while Neo Gen Screening of Pittsburgh, Pa., develops tests for screening disorders.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.