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Genetworx Gets CAP Accreditation

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetworx announced Thursday that it has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists for its clinical lab in Glen Allen, Va.

The firm offers genetic testing services and provides physicians with clinically referenced information to facilitate individualized treatment plans based on a patient's DNA. Its portfolio includes tests targeting variations in cytochrome P450 2C19, cytochrome P450 2C9 and VKORC1, cytochrome P450 2D6, and others

Genetworx is now both CLIA certified and CAP accredited for clinical sample processing of buccal swab samples for genotyping of drug-metabolizing enzymes and thrombophilia risk factors.

The Scan

Genome Sequences Reveal Range Mutations in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Researchers in Nature Genetics detect somatic mutation variation across iPSCs generated from blood or skin fibroblast cell sources, along with selection for BCOR gene mutations.

Researchers Reprogram Plant Roots With Synthetic Genetic Circuit Strategy

Root gene expression was altered with the help of genetic circuits built around a series of synthetic transcriptional regulators in the Nicotiana benthamiana plant in a Science paper.

Infectious Disease Tracking Study Compares Genome Sequencing Approaches

Researchers in BMC Genomics see advantages for capture-based Illumina sequencing and amplicon-based sequencing on the Nanopore instrument, depending on the situation or samples available.

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.