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PerkinElmer's Mass Specs to Enable Netherlands to Expand Neonatal Screening

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — PerkinElmer today said its neonatal screening technology will help expand a screening program in The Netherlands.
 
The company said it will provide four tandem mass spec systems, reagents, and software to support the nation’s five hospital screening centers.
 
The partnership will enable the country to screen for 14 disorders compared with three disorders.
Financial terms of the alliance were not disclosed.

The Scan

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.