spinal muscular atrophy

Under a five-year NIH grant, the researchers will evaluate whether earlier diagnosis of fragile X and SMA leads to earlier intervention and improved outcomes.

Couples can now buy cystic fibrosis and spinal muscular atrophy carrier screening tests through Amazon, though a doctor will have to approve the order. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Natera and the Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory today announced a partnership to offer Natera's genetic carrier screening test.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic testing firm Counsyl has partnered with ARUP Laboratories to offer pre-pregnancy and pregnancy testing for more than 100 recessive genetic disorders.

By Adam Bonislawski
The Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation said this week that it has developed a 27- protein plasma biomarker panel for use in SMA research.

A grant in 2012 will provide $1.8 million for research focused on biomarkers for the genetic defect.

New Mexico is re-doing its proposed science education standards after criticism, the Associated Press reports.

La Trobe University's Jenny Graves has won the $250,000 Prime Minister's Prize for Science, the Guardian reports.

Agbio executives say gene editing will speed up breeding efforts, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Cell this week: post-treatment changes to melanoma genome, multi-omics analysis of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, and more.