hearing loss Orphan Gene Linked to Neurodevelopmental Disorder Characterized by Hearing Loss Through a sequencing screen of patients, researchers identified biallelic variants in SPATA5L1 that were associated with hearing loss, intellectual disability, and epilepsy. Sensorion, Sonova Partner for €7M Hearing Loss Genotyping Study The firms have jointly funded a new study that will analyze genetics and clinical disease features of thousands of patients with age-related hearing loss. Genedrive Expects CE-IVD Mark for POC SARS-CoV-2 Test by Fall; Advances Hearing Loss, HCV Assays Premium The Manchester, UK-based company had previously planned to have a CE-IVD marked test out by June 30. Invitae, Decibel Therapeutics Launch Free Testing Program for Congenital Hearing Loss Qualifying children will have free access to Invitae's Comprehensive Deafness Panel, which assesses multiple genes linked to syndromic and non-syndromic deafness. PNAS Papers on Ultrarare Hearing Loss Variants, Telomeres with Human Herpesvirus Integration, More In PNAS this week: ultrarare variants contribute to aging-related hearing loss, telomeres of cells infected with herpesvirus, and more. Jul 7, 2020 Sequencing Study Reveals Role of RIPOR2 Mutation in Adult-Onset Hearing Loss Jan 27, 2020 UK Newborn Trial to Assess PCR Test for Antibiotic-Induced Hearing Loss Sep 27, 2019 Hearing Loss GWAS of UK Biobank Samples Implicates More Than 40 Loci Aug 23, 2019 Genedrive Prepping for UK Commercial Launch of PGx Test for Neonatal Hearing Loss Premium Jun 12, 2019 BGI Genomics Continues to Grow Clinical Testing Business, Add Partnerships Premium Nov 30, 2018 FDA Clears Meridian Bioscience's Newborn Cytomegalovirus Test Oct 19, 2018 ASHG: Australian Newborn WES Project Combines Hearing Loss Dx With Optional Secondary Results Aug 23, 2018 U of Miami Medicine Wins $3M NIH Grant for Hearing Loss Genetics Research Jun 20, 2018 Genedrive Receives UK NIHR Grant for Antibiotic-Related Hearing Loss Assay Apr 11, 2018 Newborn Screening for Hearing Loss Might Benefit From Genomic Testing Premium Jun 20, 2016 Genetic Newborn Screen IDs Children With Progressive Hearing Loss That Conventional Screen Missed Feb 9, 2015 GWAS Unearths Loci Linked to Hearing Loss Risk After Cisplatin Chemotherapy Feb 9, 2012 Quark Still Sees IPO as a Possibility as Phase II Trials Near Completion Premium Jun 15, 2011 Partners HealthCare Center's LMM to Introduce Clinical Whole-Genome Sequencing Interpretation Service in 2012 Premium Nov 16, 2010 Targeted High-Throughput Sequencing Used for Hereditary Hearing Loss Genetic Testing Breaking News SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More Genetron Health, Fosun Ink Commercialization Deal for Seq-MRD Test in China MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants The Scan More Boosters for US Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes. From a Pig A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports. For Privacy's Sake Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws. Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.