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 Lunaphore Technologies, University of Bern Partner on Colorectal Cancer Study People in the News: New Appointments at Biocept, Novacyt, Centogene, Illumina, More In Brief This Week: Sophia Genetics, Twist Bioscience, Dante Labs, MGI, Codex DNA, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: SpeeDx, Bio-Techne, NuProbe, More DiaSorin Q2 Revenues Rise 20 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand Cepheid Gets $28M From BARDA for SARS-CoV-2 Tests The Scan Interfering With Invasive Mussels The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels. Participation Analysis A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports. Right Whales' Decline A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC. Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.