anemia Agios Pharmaceuticals, PerkinElmer Partner on Hereditary Anemia Genetic Testing Program The next-generation sequencing-based panel comprises more than 50 genes and disorders known to cause hereditary anemias, such as pyruvate kinase deficiency. Blood Cell Traits Linked to Individual Loci, Polygenic Contributors in International Studies Two new papers have identified thousands of genetic loci with ties to more than two-dozen blood cell traits in individuals from up to five ancestry groups. Roche Gains FDA Clearance for Cobas Babesia Blood Test The blood test screens individual blood donations for four common species of the parasite Babesia, which can cause anemia and other potentially fatal conditions. VISION To Use $6.1M Grant to Integrate Epigenomic Data for Blood-Based Diseases, Other Applications Premium VISION aims to provide validated regulatory modules, quantitative models for gene regulation, and guides for translating research from mouse models to human. Fred Hutchinson Researchers Debut Proof-of-Concept Ex Vivo Gene Therapy Box Premium A modified version of a commercially available magnetic bead cell sorting instrument from Miltenyi Biotec could be deployed to areas without cGMP facilities. Jan 12, 2016 Researchers Identify Molecular Target and Develop Experimental Treatment for Fanconi Anemia Jul 2, 2015 Sequencing Offers Clues to Clonal Evolution in Aplastic Anemia Mar 17, 2015 Human Variome Project Launches Initiative to Address Genetic Blood Disorders Jul 29, 2014 Intrinsic LifeSciences Awarded $4.45M SBIR Grant for Anemia Test Development Jan 10, 2013 Alnylam Adds New Program to Pipeline as It Shelves Anemia Candidate Premium Jul 27, 2011 Exome Sequencing Highlights Ethical Issues of Searching for Disease-Causing Mutations in Patients Premium Mar 31, 2011 NHLBI, Qiagen Team Optimizes, Automates qPCR-Based Telomere-Measurement Assay Premium Jan 6, 2011 Unveiling New Strategy, Alnylam Aims to Debut Five Clinical Candidates by 2015 Premium Dec 7, 2009 Cyntellect and Boston University Ink Research Pact Mar 10, 2009 Hopkins Researchers Show Exome Sequencing Provides New Route to Disease Genes Premium Feb 24, 2009 NIH Funding for Proteomics Research Fell in FY 2008 Premium Feb 6, 2009 Bioinformatics Briefs: Feb 6, 2009 Premium Breaking News Guardant Health Files Motions to Dismiss, Change Venue in Illumina Patent Lawsuit In Brief This Week: SQI Diagnostics, T2 Biosystems, Enhanc3D, QuidelOrtho, More Illumina, Precision Health Research Singapore Partner for 100K Genomes Population Study 23andMe Fiscal Q4 Revenues Increase 14 Percent Local Coverage Determinations Roundup: Castle Bio, SkylineDx Ancient Genome Sequence Provides Look at Ancestry for Individual Who Perished at Pompeii The Scan Blend of Omicron With Delta The Associated Press reports that currently circulating Omicron variants have some features previously seen in the Delta variant. Limited Contrast The New York Times reports that there is a shortage of a contrast agent used for some medical scans. Pig Improvement Farmers in China are using genetics to improve their hog herds, according to Reuters. Science Papers Present Way to Molecularly Classify Prostate Cancer, Saliva-Based SARS-CoV-2 Test, More In Science this week: approach to molecularly classify prostate tumors, saliva-based test for SARS-CoV-2, and more.