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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

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.