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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina today announced it has acquired regulatory and quality consulting firm Myraqa for an undisclosed amount.

By Adam Bonislawski
Proteomics in 2011 continued its long, hard slog toward the clinic, battling now-familiar challenges like sluggish test sales, unproven platforms, and the vagaries of the regulatory process.

The plan, which the agency made public on Jan. 19, detailed a number of draft guidances FDA intends to put out this year; but it's the items that it declined to address, like the development of a new Class IIb device category, that could be the most significant.

Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.