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Eastern Biotech in Dubai is now offering BGI Health's non-invasive sequencing-based prenatal test for Down syndrome under the name Trigene.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Blueprint Medicines today announced a collaboration with Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center to identify new cancer targets.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Tapeworm infections may be vulnerable to some of the same compounds used in cancer chemotherapy — at least that's one of the predictions stemming from a new Nature study focused on genome sequences for four tapeworm species.

Caris Life Sciences has launched MI Profile, a next-generation sequencing-based tumor profiling assay. The assay matches potential therapies to patient-specific biomarker information.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's Medical Research Council has funded a new international initiative seeking to develop a multi-partner platform that will harness genomics and other technologies to study chronic, non-communicable diseases that impact sub-Saharan African.

An international team led by investigators at the National Human Genome Research Institute and Istanbul University has uncovered new loci linked to Behçet's disease, a blood vessel condition characterize

Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have demonstrated that it is possible to sequence DNA on the Pacific Biosciences RS without first doing library preparation.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Not one but two epidemic Clostridium difficile lineages that emerged in North America are behind hospital outbreaks at centers around the world since 2001, according to a new Nature Genetics study by a Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute-led team.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study appearing online today in Nature, a large international research group led by investigators in the UK and Germany reports on 75 independent sites in the genome associated with red blood cell features or formation.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study appearing online today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, a UK team describes the whole-genome sequencing approach it used to assess

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The Economist reports that it is increasingly easier to analyze the metabolites people give off, potentially revealing personal information about them.

A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.

The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.

In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.