By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares of Sequenom were up 14 percent in mid-afternoon trade on the Nasdaq after the firm announced earlier today the launch of its SensiGene Fetal (XY) test through its CLIA lab, the Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine.

The new SensiGene test is a non-invasive assay that detects circulating cell-free fetal DNA in maternal blood. It interrogates male specific targets on the Y chromosome and runs on Sequenom's MassArray system.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.