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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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Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.