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Researchers developed a k-mer-based classification scheme to assay lncRNA function, identifying cis-repressive lncRNAs with k-mer features resembling Xist.

Researchers found that the diverse features in mixed phenotype acute leukemia may stem from early blood progenitor mutations.

The assay will combine the company's CytoSort assay with its automated AIR system for imaging, sorting, and isolating single cells and small colonies.

Early Glimpse

The Associated Press reports on early, potentially promising results from a gene-editing trial.

The report advises that although sequencing the genomes of infants can be appropriate in some specific cases, we shouldn’t implement large-scale programs to test healthy babies.

The firm's automated AIR sample prep technology quickly images, sorts, and isolates single cells for downstream molecular analysis.

The groups will conduct a study evaluating the benefits of targeted next-generation sequencing in the diagnosis and care of infants with genetic disorders.

Beginning With Two

A pair of researchers has been studying how rules that govern the translation of DNA into proteins evolved.

A new paper critiques the analysis and conclusions of the Atacama mummy genome sequencing study.

By analyzing more than 100 testicular germ cell tumors, investigators characterized mutation, methylation, and other patterns in four histological subtypes of the disease.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.