NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Immucor announced after the close of the market Tuesday that a US Food and Drug Administration committee has recommended that its platform for human erythrocyte antigen typing be cleared for clinical use.

The FDA's Blood Products Advisory Committee decided that Immucor's HEA Molecular BeadChip is "safe and effective" for typing HEA phenotypes in 35 blood group systems, the Norcross, Ga.-based company said.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.