Population Diagnostics Autism-Associated Variants Uncovered by Population Diagnostics, SickKids Team Could Yield Dx Tests Premium 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. IP Watch: Recent Patents Related to PCR, Nucleic Acid Amplification, and Sample Prep: Jun 7, 2011 Premium Population Diagnostics, Akonni Biosystems, Luminex, Qiagen, Illumina, and others awarded US patents. PDx, Stony Brook Win NINDS Grant The company will work with Stony Brook University Medical Center to identify and characterize genetic variants for Parkinson's disease. IP Update: Recent Patents Related to PCR, Nucleic Acid Amplification, and Sample Prep: Apr 22, 2010 Premium Patents awarded to the UK Defense Secretary, U of South Florida, Quest Diagnostics, Affymetrix, Epigenomics, Boston University, Chinese government, and Population Diagnostics IP Roundup: Apr 20, 2010 Premium Agilent Technologies, Stanford University, Boston University, UAB Research Foundation, Illumina, Population Diagnostics Jan 15, 2010 People in the News: Jan 15, 2010 Breaking News People in the News at Genomill, Oxford Nanopore, Myriad Genetics, More Single-Cell Analysis of Colorectal Cancer Uncovers Two Epithelial-Cell Based Subtypes New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, Beckman Coulter, Oncologica, More In Brief This Week: Pacific Biosciences, Invitae, Grail, Mainz Biomed, Molzym, More GenomeWeb Top 40 Down 5 Percent in June, Tracking Broader Market Decline The Scan Pig Organ Transplants Considered The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans. 'Poo-Bank' Proposal Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases. Spurred to Develop Again New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing. Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.