Roche Harmony NIPT 22q11.2 Deletion
Roche has added 22q11.2 deletion testing to the Harmony Prenatal Test menu, allowing laboratories and physicians using the test to screen for 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, which is associated with heart defects, poor immune system function, cleft palate, and delayed development. The 22q11.2 deletion is estimated to occur in one out of every 2,000 to 4,000 live births.
DNANexus Mosaic Microbiome Research Platform
Working with the Janssen Human Microbiome Institute, DNANexus has introduced Mosaic, a cloud-based informatics platform to support collaboration on research into the human microbiome. DNANexus is positioning Mosaic as a "virtual ecosystem and innovation accelerator" for academic medical centers, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, technology vendors, and government regulators.
Oxford Nanopore PCR-cDNA and Direct cDNA Sequencing Kits
Oxford Nanopore Technologies has launched a PCR-cDNA Sequencing kit and a Direct cDNA Sequencing kit to prepare cDNA for nanopore sequencing. The PCR-cDNA kit requires a minimum input of 50 nanograms of RNA and the Direct cDNA kit requires at least 250 nanograms of RNA. Both kits can be used on any RNA with a polyA tail, and both are compatible with barcoding kits to multiplex samples.
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