SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb) – After receiving approval from the China Food and Drug Administration for a sequencing-based HPV test that relies on self-sampling technology for screening women for cervical cancer, BGI is targeting the test at women in rural areas of China.  

Na Liu, BGI Genomics' vice president, said that the CFDA approved the test in June to run on the BGISEQ-100, one of BGI's internally developed CFDA-approved sequencers that is based on semiconductor sequencing technology similar to that of Thermo Fisher's Ion Torrent.

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Researchers have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.

The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.

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