Tay-Sachs disease

Carrier testing results suggest that more than 25 percent of Sephardic, Mizrahi, and Persian Jewish individuals may also carry recessive disease-causing alleles.

Nautilus' Alexandra Ossola examines how Tay-Sachs disease jump-started the genetic disease testing field.

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.

A genomic analysis of modern and ancient maize reveals a complicated domestication history, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: MYRF variant linked to congenital diaphragmatic hernia, analysis of the "dragon's blood" red resin produced by traditional medicine plants, and more.

CNBC reports that half of academic researchers leave after about five years.

Researchers have used genetic analysis to confirm a new type of salamander, the New York Times reports.