Axovant, Invitae Launch Free Genetic Testing Program for Lysosomal Storage Diseases
Invitae will provide free genetic testing on a 53-gene panel and counseling to patients suspected of having an LSD to facilitate earlier diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
NSGC Presentation Highlights Importance of Carrier Testing in Jewish Individuals From Non-Ashkenazi Populations
Carrier testing results suggest that more than 25 percent of Sephardic, Mizrahi, and Persian Jewish individuals may also carry recessive disease-causing alleles.
Counsyl, ARUP Team on Genetic Testing
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.
The partners are deciding whether to run the multiplex test on a microarray or a sequencing platform. Factors in the decision include the complexity of the test and the technical feasibility of multiplexed, targeted resequencing.