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Clinical Sequencing

News on sequencing-based testing, NGS gene panels, & diagnostic exomes in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

GeneDx will provide whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing, among other services, to neonatal intensive care units staffed with Pediatrix-affiliated doctors.

The immune sequencing firm also provided an update on the development of its ImmunoSeq Dx clinical product for detecting prior infection with SARS-CoV-2.

The in vitro diagnostic test runs on the Illumina NovaSeq 6000 instrument and will be performed at Helix's San Diego CLIA-certified laboratory.

The sequencing firm said infectious disease research, diagnostics, screening, and surveillance could all increase demand for its NGS products.

The service is the first of its kind in the UK and relies on the Illumina NovaSeq 6000 platform to deliver results.

A new analysis suggests warming, not the arrival of humans, led to the extinction of the woolly rhinoceros thousands of years ago, the Economist reports.

Chinese health officials uncovered SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA on imported frozen food, but the New York Times reports catching COVID-19 that way would be unlikely.

The UK has ordered 60 million coronavirus vaccine doses from Novavax and 30 million doses from Janssen, according to the Guardian.

In Science this week: machine learning model predicts whether ion channel mutations will cause disease, and more.