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Agendia Gets ISO Accreditation for CupPrint

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Agendia has acquired ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation for its CupPrint microarray service from the Dutch Accreditation Council, the company said today.
 
The company was granted ISO 17025 accreditations for MammaPrint, a microarray-based breast cancer diagnostic, in Sept. 2005. According to Agendia, it is the first company to receive this accreditation for the test.
 
CupPrint is a test for cancer of unknown primary.

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Breast Cancer Risk Related to Pathogenic BRCA1 Mutation May Be Modified by Repeats

Several variable number tandem repeats appear to impact breast cancer risk and age at diagnosis in almost 350 individuals carrying a risky Ashkenazi Jewish BRCA1 founder mutation.

Study Explores Animated Digital Message Approach to Communicate Genetic Test Results to Family Members

In the Journal of Genetic Counseling, the approach showed promise in participants presented with a hypothetical scenario related to a familial hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome diagnosis.

Computational Tool Predicts Mammalian Messenger RNA Degradation Rates

A tool called Saluki, trained with mouse and human messenger RNA data, appears to improve mRNA half-life predictions by taking RNA and genetic features into account, a Genome Biology paper reports.

UK Pilot Study Suggests Digital Pathway May Expand BRCA Testing in Breast Cancer

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