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Yourgene Health LightBench Detect

Yourgene Health has launched LightBench Detect, an electrophoresis instrument to automate DNA size selection and enrichment from samples stored in EDTA blood collection tubes for use in liquid biopsy assays, including noninvasive prenatal testing. According to the firm, LightBench Detect helps NIPT providers to reduce no-call rates by enriching cell-free DNA of fetal origin, which is typically under 150 bp in length. The instrument, which is part of Yourgene's Ranger technology portfolio, also enables fragment length analysis and fluorescence assays for quality control.

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Open Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas Team Introduces Genomic Data Collection, Analytical Tools

A study in Cell Genomics outlines open-source methods being used to analyze and translate whole-genome, exome, and RNA sequence data from the Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas.

Neurological Outcomes Linked to Innate Immune Features After Cardiac Arrest

Researchers reporting in Med dig into immune features found a few hours after cardiac arrest that correspond with neurological outcomes.

Mouse Study Finds Circadian Rhythm-Related Gene Expression Changes Linked to Sleep Apnea

A paper in PLOS Biology reveals tissue-specific circadian rhythm and gene expression patterns in an intermittent hypoxia-based mouse model of obstructive sleep apnea.

Polygenic Risk Score to Predict Preeclampsia, Gestational Hypertension in Pregnant Women

Researchers in Nature Medicine provide new mechanistic insights into the development of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, which may help develop therapeutics.