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CombiMatrix Microarray Testing for Stillbirth Analysis

CombiMatrix has announced the commercial launch of its SNP microarray genetic diagnostic testing of intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD), commonly known as stillbirth genetic testing. The American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists stated that microarray analysis has proven to show better diagnostic power than karyotyping. The test utilizes SNP microarray technology to detect maternal cell contamination, the company stated.

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.