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The certification enables the reagent maker to create optimizing products for use beyond the research market.

CEO Mike Evans said that the certification "proves that the company can provide the necessary structure and skills to offer its specialist services as part of a clinical diagnostic workflow."

Some microarray firms, such as Oxford Gene Technology, have adopted Lab901's ScreenTape for RNA quality control purposes.

NanoString's nCounter gets ISO 13485:2003 certification; FDA clears Osmetech's eSensor thrombophilia risk test; PerkinElmer launches prenatal BACs-on-Beads assays in EU

The recent ISO certification puts the company in a "strong position" to pursue clearance for a cytogenetics device based on Agilent's platform, according to a company official.

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The company said that its microarray services and dispensing systems have cleared ISO standards.

Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.