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New Products Posted to GenomeWeb This Week: Good Start Genetics, 10x Genomics, and Qiagen

Good Start VeriYou CF and SMA Test

Good Start Genetics has launched its VeriYou CR and SMA test, a saliva-based screening test for two of the most common inherited genetic disorders: cystic fibrosis and spinal muscular atrophy. Patients send saliva samples to the company's CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory, where the samples are screened for 591 genetic variants. While patients can submit the kits themselves, testing must be approved by a physician. Results are delivered securely and interactively online with educational information including the ability to address follow-up questions with physicians directly and to connect with genetic counselors, the company said.

10x Genomics Chromium De Novo Assembly Solution and Supernova Assembler 

10x Genomics has launched the Chromium De Novo Assembly solution and the Supernova Assembler. The new solution provides reagents, instrumentation, and software tor workflow that goes from sample to diploid assembly in less than two weeks. Researchers can start with approximately 1 ng of high molecular weight DNA to generate libraries for sequencing on high-throughput Illumina HiSeq X Ten instruments. The assembler uses "Linked-Reads" data output from the assemblies with less than 10 Mb scaffold size and long-range accuracy.

Qiagen Automated High-Throughput Solutions

Qiagen has launched automated high-throughput solutions, developed in partnership with Hamilton Robotics. The new automated technology enables labs to streamline their workflows to receive DNA samples from police, process them rapidly for analysis, and upload the digitized information to various databases. It serves a growing need for more efficient DNA fingerprinting of samples for human identity databases, the company said.

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