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Researchers who set out to compare the ability of SNP and comparative genomic hybridization microarray platforms to detect copy number variation in autusm spectrum disorder managed to identify 16 genes that hadn't been associated with ASD before.

Population Diagnostics, Akonni Biosystems, Luminex, Qiagen, Illumina, and others awarded US patents.

The company will work with Stony Brook University Medical Center to identify and characterize genetic variants for Parkinson's disease.

Patents awarded to the UK Defense Secretary, U of South Florida, Quest Diagnostics, Affymetrix, Epigenomics, Boston University, Chinese government, and Population Diagnostics

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Agilent Technologies, Stanford University, Boston University, UAB Research Foundation, Illumina, Population Diagnostics

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Klaus Lindpainter is the new VP of R&D and CSO at Strategic Diagnostics; Intrexon appoints Thomas Goralski as senior VP; WARF loses director of licensing Craig Christianson, and more.

Researchers are refining a tool to predict a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to the Guardian.

According to Stat News, the partial government shutdown in the US could soon affect the ability of the Food and Drug Administration to review new drugs.

In PNAS this week: gypsy moth genome sequenced, phylogenomic analysis of Polyneopterans, and more.

CNN reports that people's genes tend to have a greater influence on their risk of developing disease than their environment, but it varies by phenotype.