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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In PNAS this week: Akt3 amplification in glioma progression, Tibetan Plateau frog genome, and more.

The US Supreme Court has declined to review a decision involving the use of "inadvertently shed" DNA in a police investigation and subsequent conviction.

A panel at the New York Times discusses anonymity and privacy of users of 23andMe's services when access to its database is offered for research.

National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins appears before a House subcommittee to discuss his agency's budget request.

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In this live webcast, Robert Gerszten of Massachusetts General Hospital will describe an ongoing project that is integrating metabolic and proteomic profiling to gain a better understanding of cardiometabolic disease.