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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Good Start Genetics said today that it has signed a coverage agreement with Tufts Health Plan for its GoodStart Select sequencing-based carrier screening test.

Sony of Tokyo has received US Patent No.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific said today that it will collaborate with the Newman-Lakka Institute for Personalized Cancer Care at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center on methods for detecting and tracking blood-based protein biomarkers for various cancers.

Affymetrix of Santa Clara, Calif., has received US Patent No. 8,460,854, "Multiple step printing methods for microbarcodes." The patent claims a method for forming a microparticle, where a provided pattern defines a code element.

Matrix Sensors of Pleasanton, Calif., has received US Patent No.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study appearing online today in Science, a Massachusetts-based research team describes a genetic screening strategy it is using to tease apart a set of complex interact

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Tufts Health Plan will begin covering Sequenom's MaterniT21 Plus trisomy 21 test and Pathwork Diagnostics' Tissue of Origin test starting Oct. 1.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – With the arrival over the past year of several new prenatal genetic diagnostic tests and recent advances in sequencing the fetal genome, genomic medicine has begun to show how it may be used to diagnose diseases in fetuses early in pregnancy and with high accuracy, but

IP Roundup: Oct 4, 2011

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Canon of Tokyo has received US Patent No. 8,025,853, "Biochemical processing apparatus." The apparatus includes a stage for receiving a biochemical reaction cartridge.

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A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.