deafness

The assay detects a mutation that can confer hearing loss in patients, particularly neonates, who have taken gentamicin, an antibiotic prescribed for certain bacterial infections.

Researchers describe a rare genetic disorder that leads to deafness, blindness, and albinism, that's more likely among children of deaf parents, the Washington Post reports.

BEIJING — Like many microarray vendors, CapitalBio sees future growth opportunities in molecular diagnostics.

By Molika Ashford
In the hunt for the genetic causes of hearing loss in local populations, researchers at Tel Aviv University have taken up targeted genomic capture and deep sequencing to root out causative mutations.

At an FDA workshop last month, Lynn Bry spoke in a panel session about the need for a clinically annotated database of variants, detailing how Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Medicine had developed such a database that is using for its sequencing-based diagnostic tests.

"Next-gen sequencing is going to turn diagnostics completely upside down and on its head," Richard Resnick, CEO of GenomeQuest, said at a recent panel discussion on next-gen sequencing-based diagnostics.

A new report highlights the potential threats posed by advances in synthetic biology, NPR reports.

Johns Hopkins University's Steven Salzberg and his colleagues have come up with a new estimate for the number of human genes, Nature News reports.

A Bloomberg reporter tried to get her genetic data deleted, but found it's not so simple to do.

In Genome Research this week: study of intra-tumor heterogeneity, workflow resources for EPIGEN-Brazil, and more.