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Sonora Quest Laboratories Solid Tumor NGS Test

Sonora Quest Laboratories has launched a next-generation sequencing test for solid tumors. It targets 52 genes and is based on the ThermoFisher Scientific Oncomine Focus Assay. The test analyzes DNA and RNA concurrently and detects different types of mutations, including copy number variants and gene fusions.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.