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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.

Retraction Watch reports that a paper was pulled because it refers to a gene that doesn't exist in mice.

Researchers were able to generate fertilized northern white rhinoceros eggs, according to Mashable.

Former Orig3n employees raise concerns about its testing at Bloomberg Businessweek.

In PLOS this week: microRNA expression changes in hepatocellular carcinoma, real-time PCR-based approach for diagnosing schistosomiasis, and more.