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CareDx Olerup QTYPE

CareDx has launched its Olerup QTYPE test, an alternative for rapid human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing. Using PCR-based technology, the test can identify a patient's antigens against HLA Class I, Class II or antibodies against a donor's endothelium and  produce results within one hour, the company said. The test is currently for use on the Roche LightCyler 480II RT-PCR instrument.

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Hormone-Based Gene Therapy to Sterilize Domestic Cat

A new paper in Nature Communication suggests that gene therapy could be a safer alternative to spaying domestic cats.

Active Lifestyle Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in People at High Genetic Risk

A study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that an active lifestyle goes a long way in type 2 diabetes prevention.

Beneficial, Harmful Effects of Introgression Between Wild and Domesticated European Grapes

A paper in PNAS shows that European wild grapevines were an important resource for improving the flavor of cultivated wine grapes.

Genetic Ancestry of South America's Indigenous Mapuche Traced

Researchers in Current Biology analyzed genome-wide data from more than five dozen Mapuche individuals to better understand their genetic history.