Asper Biotech recently launched a new carrier test to detect the most common mutations associated with autosomal recessive disorders that are overrepresented in the Hutterite population.

Hutterites are a communal branch of Anabaptists who, like the Amish and Mennonites, trace their roots to the Radical Reformation of the 16th century. Today, about 42,000 Hutterites live in communities in western parts of the US and Canada.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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