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New Products Posted to GenomeWeb This Week: Agilent, SeraCare Life Sciences, and Invitae

Agilent SureSelect Clinical Research Exome V2

Agilent Technologies has introduced a new target enrichment technology for next-generation sequencing. The SureSelect Clinical Research Exome V2 adds coverage for 1,099 additional disease-relevant targets, 75,000 splice sites of noncoding exons, more than 12,000 deep intronic variants, and more than 800 variants in promoter regions. The targets were curated in collaboration with Emory University and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Seraseq Inherited Cancer DNA Mix Reference Material

SeraCare Life Sciences has launched multiplexed Seraseq Inherited Cancer DNA Mix reference material for inherited disease testing by next-generation sequencing. The mix is focused on seven genes associated with inherited cancer syndromes, including BRCA1 and BRCA2. It combines over 20 pathogenic variants of diverse types in well-characterized genomic background that can be used for assay development and analytical validation, the company said.


Invitae Genetic Health Screen

Invitae has launched its Genetic Health Screen tests, an expansion of its offerings as part of the company's ongoing proactive genetic testing pilot program. The expansion includes additional genes linked to cancer, cardiovascular conditions and other genetic disorders and provides information on 139 medically actionable genes. The company also offers sub-panels focused only on cardiovascular conditions or cancer. The tests are intended for patients who do not meet diagnostic criteria for genetic testing, but who wish to use genetic information to help guide their health decisions, the company said. They can only be ordered by a physician.


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The Scan

Comfort of Home

The Guardian reports that AstraZeneca is to run more clinical trials from people's homes with the aim of increasing participant diversity.

Keep Under Control

Genetic technologies are among the tools suggested to manage invasive species and feral animals in Australia, Newsweek says.

Just Make It

The New York Times writes that there is increased interest in applying gene synthesis to even more applications.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on OncoDB, mBodyMap, Genomicus

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database to analyze large cancer datasets, human body microbe database, and more.