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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers in Germany have found that Norgen Biotek's blood storage tubes performed the best among four companies' tubes for minimal cell-free microRNA hemolysis and cell-free (cf-DNA) extraction.

According to the group, led by researchers from the University Hospital of Heidelberg, which published their results last week in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, BSTs from Streck performed the worst because of its high rate of hemolysis induction.

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The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.

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This webinar will tell the story of Versiti’s journey in transforming genetic testing from a manual to a digitized process. It will include detail on how the organization succeeded, pain points along the way, a novel approach to variant assessment, and future plans for the program.