SAN FRANCISCO (360Dx) – Researchers at the University of British Columbia's Center for Excellence have developed a next-generation sequencing-based hepatitis C virus test to identify variants that confer resistance to drugs. The NGS test will also serve to genotype the virus, replacing PCR, hybridization, and Sanger-based tests that were not as broad, or did not have as high resolution as NGS.

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ScienceInsider reports that a new security policy at the US Food and Drug Administration may prevent foreign nationals from working there.

WBUR in Boston looks into Orig3n's genetic fitness assessments to find more research is needed.

Cleveland.com reports that getting a DNA profile removed from a law enforcement database can be tricky.

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