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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.

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Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.