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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom today said that it has launched a certified service program for its MassArray System and has named the first laboratory participants.

NewGene has launched a sequencing-based test on Roche's 454 GS FLX for Noonan syndrome and other related disorders.

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NewGene's hereditary breast cancer test

NewGene is initially targeting the UK market and patients with an increased hereditary risk for breast cancer for its pyrosequencing-based assay.

The UK firm will provide services for NimbleGen Sequence Capture Arrays with sequencing on Roche 454's Genome Sequencer FLX System.

The company expects to use Roche's 454 technology to offer full-gene sequencing tests at a lower cost and faster turnaround time than existing providers using Sanger sequencing.

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David Huntley, Ann Curtis, Jonathan Robinson, Jonathan Coxhead, David Allison, John Burn, Michael Wright, Kary Mullis

The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.