thalassemia Putting Expanded Carrier Screening Into Practice Requires Considerations to Avoid Pitfalls Premium At an AMP virtual meeting workshop, a Mayo Clinic lab director offered advice on what diseases to include, how to handle VUSs, and other considerations for ECS. Yale-Led Gene Editing Study Uses PNAs to Correct Hemoglobin Gene in Human CD34 Cells, Mice Premium The researchers reported correcting beta thalassemia in a mouse model via a gene editing method delivered by an intravenous injection. Chinese Group Develops Multicolor Melt Curve Test for Non-Deletional Alpha-Thalassemia Mutations Premium The test uses multicolor high-resolution melt analysis to detect mutations that lead to a potentially fatal blood disorder particularly common in Asian populations. Veritas Genetics Establishing Asian R&D Center The center, based in China, will focus on developing products targeting genetic conditions common in Asian populations. UW, Bloodworks Northwest Team Designs NGS-based Blood Typing Panel Premium The group is testing its 42-gene panel on 1,100 individuals, and says it could be better at identifying population-specific variants than current blood typing methods. Dec 9, 2011 King's College Spinoff Using MRM-MS for Hemoglobin Screening, Aims to Offer DTC Proteomics Testing Premium Jul 28, 2011 Chinese Group Develops Melt Curve-PCR Assay for Beta-Thalassemia Genotyping Premium Mar 9, 2009 Around the Regions: March 9, 2009 Premium Breaking News Singular Genomics Systems Reports No Revenues, Increased Net Loss for Q2 Burning Rock Biotech, Impact Therapeutics Partner on CDx for PARP Inhibitor Senaparib Gene Editing Analysis Firm SeQure Dx Closes $17.5M Series A Funding Round Resolve Biosciences, Zeiss Partner to Enhance Spatial Biology Imaging Tech EliTechGroup Obtains CE Mark for Saliva Use With SARS-CoV-2 Test Waters Q2 Revenues Up 31 Percent The Scan And Back The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database. Lacks Family Hires Attorney A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports. For the Unknown The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona. PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.