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Researchers from Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center have published a method of non-invasive prenatal diagnosis using massively parallel sequencing-by-ligation on the Life Technologies SOLiD 4 platform.

Researchers from the Netherlands who used exome sequencing in parent-child trios found mutations in children with unexplained mental retardation that were not present in either parent.

Decode is hoping to incorporate the recently discovered SNP on chromosome 4p16 into a multi-gene panel test for UBC, according to Decode's Kari Stefansson.

Techgene, a three-year project that is funded under the European Union's 7th Framework Program, involves 12 groups from nine European countries and is in the midst of testing several second-generation sequencing platforms for diagnosing genetic diseases.

Several European lab directors interviewed by BioArray News said the switch occurred over the past year as a result of falling array prices and because lab techs have become more confident in their ability to interpret results as they have gained more experience with the technology.

The arrangement will take advantage of InteRNA's proprietary lentiviral-based miRNA over-expression library, according to the partners.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.