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Several commercial NIPT providers in the US said they are planning to participate in the new program.

The Pinnacle assay for gene fusions and gene expression in tumor samples is the first in Cofactor's new line of clinical RNA-sequencing assays.

The lab was opened earlier this year as the company's central genomics lab in North America, offering various genomic services such as DNA sequencing.

The molecular diagnostics arm of Patrick Soon-Shiong's healthcare empire performs sequencing and proteomic analysis for the GPS Cancer test.

The Strand Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine lab is now accredited in India to perform three of Strand's most popular tests. 

It is also the first such lab in China to be licensed by the State of California, allowing it to process samples from the state.

The contract research organization's Atlanta-based facility has received the imprimatur for its oncology testing services.

The firm develops next-generation sequencing-based tumor profiling tests and last year launched a tumor profiling consortium in Canada.

The firm said that theUSfederal government recognizes the CAP accreditation program as being equal to or more stringent than its own inspection program.

It said the Hong Kong lab is the first in China to receive CAP accreditation.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.