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The approach, which uses 10x Genomics technology for haplotyping, requires neither mutation-specific assays nor DNA from affected family members.

The joint center will, among other things, design, establish, and conduct training in clinical genetics and genetic counseling tailored to key Asian regions.

Researchers used bisulfite sequencing to identify methylation markers in order to trace circulating DNA fragments back to their tissue of origin. 

The researchers sequenced plasma samples on the MinIon and found that NIPT could be feasible with improvements to accuracy, DNA extraction, and library prep.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A Chinese team led by Chinese University of Hong Kong researcher and Sequenom advisor Dennis Lo has demonstrated the feasibility of using RNA sequencing to profile fetal and maternal RNA transcripts in maternal blood.

Gen-Probe (Hologic) has been awarded US Patent No. 8,563,707, "Compositions and methods for detection of hepatitis A virus nucleic acid."
James Carlson and Steven Brentano are named as inventors.

Researchers from Dennis Lo's lab at The Chinese University of Hong Kong have adapted their non-invasive prenatal sequencing method for bisulfite sequencing to analyze the methylation status of fetal DNA in maternal plasma samples.

The UK's Medical Research Council has been awarded US Patent No. 8,435,775, "Mutant Pfu DNA polymerase."
Phillip Holliger, Nicola Ramsay, and Ann-Sofie Jemth are named as inventors.

Building on a shotgun sequencing strategy employed in the detection of fetal trisomy from maternal plasma, Dennis Lo's team from the Chinese University of Hong Kong has shown that whole-genome sequencing of a cancer patient's blood sample can detect both copy number alterations a

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Fertility-fighting versions of three genes at the same genetic locus contribute to hybrid sterility in plants produced by crossing two popular rice sub-species, according to a study appearing online today in Science.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.