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By Bernadette Toner
GenomeQuest this week said that the Emory Genetics Laboratory is using its GQ-Dx software to support a suite of sequencing-based diagnostic tests it offers through its CLIA-certified facility.

By Monica Heger
New York's Mount Sinai Hospital is planning to launch next year a series of targeted sequencing-based diagnostic tests on the Pacific Biosciences RS.

By Molika Ashford Advocacy group Autism Speaks has announced a partnership with Chinese genomics institute BGI to sequence the whole genomes of 10,000 individuals in families of children with autism spectrum disorder.

The work is part of the European Union's £6.99 million DENAMIC research project, which aims to develop tools for monitoring the neurotoxic effects of environmental pollutants on the cognitive skills and development of children.

Stemina will study brain cells differentiated from induced pluripotent stem cells created from patients with autism, compared to the same cells from age-matched children without autism.

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A study of families explores how children transmit SARS-CoV-2, according to the Associated Press.

US Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genome of the Asian giant hornet.

According to the Economist, pooled testing for COVID-19 could help alleviate strains on testing labs.

In Science this week: MIT researchers outline approach dubbed translatable components regression to predict treatment response among IBD patients.