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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine is underscoring the importance of de novo mutations in non-syndromic intellectual disability, while highlighting the potential of using exome sequencing to diagnose severe intellectual disability case

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bioinformatics firm BioDiscovery and the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange today announced a co-marketing agreement that allows AGRE to provide copy number and allelic event data to its researchers through BioDiscovery's Nexus DB platform.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A subset of genomic disorders stemming from rare copy number variants involve one or more additional CNVs that combine to contribute to the variability observed in these conditions, according to a study appearing online last night in the New England Journal of Medi

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina and Partners HealthCare today announced a deal offering medical geneticists and pathologists infrastructure and networking tools for interpreting and reporting genetic sequencing data.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Children born to older fathers tend to have more de novo mutations in their genomes than those with younger dads, according to a study by researchers at Decode Genetics, the University of Iceland, and Illumina Cambridge.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Population Genetics Technologies said today that it has partnered with the University of Cambridge's Autism Research Centre to study variants in two genes that previously have been associated with Asperger syndrome.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto has launched a new Centre for Genetic Medicine and plans to install four of Life Technologies' Ion Proton machines.

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Greenwood Genetic Center $275,000 to support the development of a test for autism spectrum disorders. GGC will use Biolog's Phenotype Microarray platform in the planned two-year study.

This story was originally posted on May 17.
Lineagen plans to launch an upgraded version of its FirstStepDx test for autism spectrum disorders.

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The US Senate has confirmed Stephen Hahn as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, according to the New York Times.

CNBC reports Apple is partnering with Color Genomics to offer its employees free DNA screening for disease.

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