NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Biofortuna said today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its SSPGo HLA PCR kits.

The qualitative DNA-based kits are used to determine human leukocyte antigen alleles in low to intermediate resolution, and are designed for transplantation genotyping and identification of genes that may be associated with various genetic conditions, the UK-based company said.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.