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Strategic Diagnostics Gains ISO Certification

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Strategic Diagnostics has received ISO 9001:2000 accreditation for all of its facilities from the American Systems Registrar, an accredited international registrar for the International Standards Organization, the company said today.

The Newark, Del.-based company has a total of five facilities in Maine, Texas, Delaware, and in the UK.

SDI CEO Francis DiNuzzo said in a statement that the company offers "a full suite of custom immunosolutions" and rapid pathogen detection solutions for the food safety market.

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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.