NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Signature Genomics Laboratories has received its New York Clinical Laboratory Permit, allowing the firm to receive specimens drawn by clinical laboratories in the state of New York for testing.

The Spokane, Wash.-based firm said today that it is the first laboratory to receive a New York permit to perform microarray-based comparative genomic hybridization. It uses the technology, called SignatureChip, for the genetic evaluation of individuals with unexplained mental retardation and birth defects.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.