NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Food and Drug Administration today said it has cleared Affymetrix’s CytoScan Dx Assay for marketing in the US.

The assay can detect chromosomal variations that may be responsible for developmental delay or intellectual disability in children. The test analyzes an entire genome at one time and detects large and small chromosomal changes, based on a blood sample, FDA said.

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Researchers have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.

The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.

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