Rubicon Genomics said this week that the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology's pre-implantation genetic screening task force has validated its PicoPlex linear whole-genome amplification technology for use in detecting chromosomal abnormalities in human eggs.

The study, presented during ESHRE's annual meeting this week in Rome, combined PicoPlex WGA kits with BlueGnome's 24sure in vitro fertilization microarrays and demonstrated that the combined approach could enable noninvasive testing of human eggs before fertilization.

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Consulting company McKinsey says diagnostics companies will have to combine genomic data analysis, electronic medical records, effective reimbursement strategies, and regulatory compliance in order to win.

A new report has found that researchers in Africa are still heavily dependent on funding from organizations in the US, Europe, and China, Nature News says.

An article in The Atlantic argues that the progress being made in science isn't keeping pace with the money and time being spent on research.

In Science this week: a CRISPR screen identifies sideroflexin 1 as a requisite component of one-carbon metabolism, and more.

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