NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Vela Diagnostics announced this week that its next-generation sequencing-based hepatitis C genotyping assay has been approved for diagnostic use by Australian regulators.

The Sentosa SQ HCV genotyping assay covers clinically relevant regions of NS3, NS5A, and NS5B and detects genotypes 1 through 6, as well as subtypes 1a and 1b, according to the company. It runs on the company's highly automated Sentosa NGS platform.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Oct
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This webinar will detail a comprehensive strategy that a lab has put in place to evaluate  NGS oncology assays for genomic tumor profiling of plasma and tissue samples.  

Nov
05
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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.

Nov
29
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This webinar will discuss how understanding the relative performance characteristics of glass and polymer substrates for in vitro diagnostic applications such as microarrays and microfluidics can help to optimize diagnostic performance.