University of Leuven

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.

Oxford Gene Technology announced last week that the Center of Human Genetics in Katholieke Universiteit Leuven recently began assessing its CytoSure arrays for use in prenatal screening.

Researchers at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven plan to upgrade the tool, called Endeavour, to help users look at promising candidate genes across organisms. They are also keen to license the tool to pharmas and biotechs.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.