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One Lambda NXType Kit

One Lambda, a Thermo Fisher Scientific business, has launched the research-use only NXType Kit for human leukocyte antigen typing by next-generation sequencing. The NXType kits feature long-range primers and an improved chemistry on the Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine, enabling full-range sequencing of HLA Class I & II genes in three days, One Lambda said. The NXType workflow also includes ancillary reagents and TypeStream NGS analysis software.

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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.

Study Finds Variants Linked to Diverticular Disease, Presents Polygenic Score

A new study in Cell Genomics reports on more than 150 genetic variants associated with risk of diverticular disease.

Mild, Severe Psoriasis Marked by Different Molecular Features, Spatial Transcriptomic Analysis Finds

A spatial transcriptomics paper in Science Immunology finds differences in cell and signaling pathway activity between mild and severe psoriasis.

ChatGPT Does As Well As Humans Answering Genetics Questions, Study Finds

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics had ChatGPT answer genetics-related questions, finding it was about 68 percent accurate, but sometimes gave different answers to the same question.