Clinical Sequencing

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

Quest's QHerit will screen for 22 disorders and is based on recommendations issued this year by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

The company is collaborating with hospitals to implement sequencing and machine learning approaches to pinpoint the molecular etiology of autism earlier in age.

With choice, real-time interpretation, low pricing, and education, Helix believes it may have cracked the formula for integrating genomics into people's daily lives.

The company aims to commercialize a sequencing instrument based on Helicos' technology and has secured orders from a Shanghai-based genomics startup.

Going forward, the company will focus on its wholly owned subsidiary Medicinal Genomics Corporation, which conducts cannabis genetics research.

Base-by-base ratcheting of DNA/RNA in a Y-shaped nanochannel
Identification of DNA fragments and structural variations
Compositions and methods for detecting allelic variants
Method of DNA sequencing by hybridisation
Method of sequence determination using sequence tags
Methods for high fidelity production of long nucleic acid molecules

Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.