Population Diagnostics

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.

The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.