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Ambry Genetics Certified as Agilent Provider

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genomics services company Ambry Genetics said Tuesday that it has been certified to provide services at its California lab using Agilent Technologies' microarray platforms.

Ambry Genetics said it passed an assessment program to provide comparative genomic hybridization services to detect genomic copy number variations in specific genomes.

"Array comparative genomic hybridization has become the approach of choice in research settings to comprehensively identify chromosomal imbalances throughout the genome," Aaron Elliott, an Ambry Genetics R&D scientist, said in a statement.

The Scan

Missed Early Cases

A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports.

Limited Journal Editor Diversity

A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist.

How Much of a Threat?

Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned.

PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs

In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.