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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer has won a contract with the Minnesota Department of Health to perform mass spectrometry-based newborn screening.

Under the terms of the contract, PerkinElmer will conduct tandem mass spec testing for 42 of 56 conditions screened for in newborns in the state, a spokesman for the health department told GenomeWeb Daily News. Minnesota had previously contracted with the Mayo Clinic for the services.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.

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