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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.

Harold Varmus, a former NIH director, says that proposed reductions to the agency's budget are worrisome.

The Genome 10K project is to sequence about 10,000 vertebrate genomes, including ones of endangered species, Digital Trends reports.

The new Coalition to Save NIH Funding aims to educate lawmakers and the public on the significance of biomedical research.

In PLOS this week: analysis of viral sequences from human blood samples, gut microbiomes of heart failure patients, and more.