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Sequenom's HerediT Universal

Sequenom Laboratories, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sequenom, has launched the HerediT Universal carrier screening test, expanding the firm's reach into the universal carrier screening market. The HerediT Universal screens for more than 250 genetic diseases by analyzing over 2,000 genetic mutations and can be performed preconception or at any time during pregnancy, the firm said. The test is being offered in collaboration with Recombine, a clinical genetic testing firm.

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.