Microarrays & Multiplexing

News on microarrays, multiplexing, genotyping, cytogenetics, gene expression profiling in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

Investigators calculated that the new assay, which includes 67 SNPs, could offer a 50 percent improvement over previous methods if used in newborn screening.

The revelation that Family Tree DNA has been working with law enforcement has some worried about a negative impact on the industry.

The findings underscored links between depression and other conditions and suggested  a number of potential new targets for treatment with existing drugs.

Several of the novel variants the researchers identified are more common among individuals of Japanese ancestry than of European background.

Polygenic risk scores for depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia are associated with depression in a general population cohort.

New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.