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Signature Genomic Laboratories

Signature Genomic Laboratories this week launched SignatureChip Oligo Solution for the detection of chromosome abnormalities in individuals with mental retardation, developmental delay, and congenital anomalies.
The 105,000 oligonucleotides on the array cover over 150 syndromes. SignatureChipOS has one probe every 10 kilobases in regions of interest and an average probe spacing of one probe every 35 kb throughout the genome, for an average of 50 oligos per clinical locus, the firm said.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.