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Moving Target: CNVs in Disease

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More and more research is linking CNVs to disease. It's not only changing the way scientists study disease, but also how clinicians diagnose it.

New genetic studies suggest that SNPs and CNVs affecting neuronal cell adhesion — including one SNP that reached genome-wide significance in a large GWAS study — contribute to autism risk.

Quest, whose ClariSure test is based on a bacterial artificial chromosome array, is also considering adopting oligonucleotide array-based platforms sold by companies such as Affymetrix, Agilent Technologies, Illumina, and others.

The Recovery Act funds will fund genomics and biomarker studies for Autism disorders.

BioArray Briefs: 2009.03.24

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Quest Diagnostics, Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research, SimuGen, Arrayit, Phalanx, Rosetta Biosoftware, Exiqon, Norgen Biotek, TcLand Expression, Genedata, GeneGo, Entelos, Integrated DNA Technologies, VH Bio, SciGene, Inter Medico

Quest has been selling the test outside of New York since 2007, but it now has approval from state regulators to offer the test there.

During the firm's earnings call last week, CEO Amit Kumar said that the company's diagnostics services performance would be most indicative of how CombiMatrix would perform going forward.

Snippets: Mar 4, 2009

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DNAPrint, Laboratory Corporation of America, Duke University, Lab21, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, and more …

Researchers will use the funds to link genetic, environmental, and imaging autism studies and identify biomarkers and other risk factors in children.

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The University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna reflects at Science on the anniversary of the announcement of the birth of twin girls who underwent genome editing.

By studying its enamel proteome, researchers have found the ancient ape Gigantopithecus blacki belongs to a sister clade to that of orangutans.

Bloomberg Businessweek discusses genomics with BGI's Wang Jian.

In Science this week: researchers find transplanting the gut microbiome in mice affects physiology, and more.