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Asper Biotech has updated its Ashkenazi Jewish Diseases Test to include mutations in the BRCA1, BRCA2, and LCA5 genes that are common in the Ashkenazi Jewish population. Asper's test now detects up to 112 variants in 27 genes.

Asper Biotech recently introduced a number of new test panels targeted to mitochondrial diseases.

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.

From its office in Tartu, Estonia, Asper Biotech continues to introduce new microarray-based tests related to reproductive health, oncology, and opthamalogy.

Asper Biotech recently launched a test for Leber hereditary optic neuropathy, or LHON, a disease characterized by optic nerve dysfunction that leads to painless, subacute loss of central vision.

Asper Biotech recently launched several new reprogenetic tests. The Tartu, Estonia-based firm uses arrayed primer extension to test fetal cells for specific genetic abnormalities.

By Justin Petrone
This story was originally posted Sept. 10
Asper Biotech has introduced array-based prenatal testing for fetuses with increased nuchal translucency but normal karyotype.

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Ambry Genetics last week launched its CancerArray, an exon-focused, 180,000-probe array for comparative genomic hybridization.

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Asper Biotech's Sensorineural Hearing Loss Test, Fujifilm's DMP-5005 Materials Printer, BioForce Nanosciences' ProCleaner Plus

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.