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CombiMatrix: Sep 30, 2008

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CombiMatrix this week launched two new array-based diagnostic tests through its CombiMatrix Molecular Diagnostics subsidiary in Irvine, Calif.
 
The first is an update of its Bac HD Scan Test. The previous version of this test was designed to identify up to 125 genetic syndromes and disorders that are the cause of developmental problems in children, including Down, Prader-Willi, and DiGeorge syndromes. The newly updated version of this test now identifies more than 220 specific genetic syndromes.
 

Once a genetic aberration has been identified, CombiMatrix offers Zoom-in arrays, custom chips of up to 12,000 oligonucleotide probes designed using its CustomArray B3 Synthesizer on its CustomArray 12K platform, to provide higher resolution in the areas of the identified aberrations.

The Scan

Fertility Fraud Found

Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today.

Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People

Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports.

Test Warning

The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK.

Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine

In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.