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Febit said it has released an updated version of its Geniom Biochip, which now contains 58 newly discovered microRNA sequences.

The new sequences were found by deep sequencing in a miRNA discovery study performed on an Applied Biosystems SOLiD 3 sequencing system, Febit said, adding that all 58 miRNAs have been validated using the ABI TaqMan miRNA qRT-PCR assay.



ZyGem
said it has launched a line of RNAGem RNA extraction kits.

The kits, the company said, feature an optimized new formulation of its enzymatic technology that uses a single-tube process to provide complete extraction of RNA, including non-coding RNAs and miRNAs.

The Scan

UK Pilot Study Suggests Digital Pathway May Expand BRCA Testing in Breast Cancer

A randomized pilot study in the Journal of Medical Genetics points to similar outcomes for breast cancer patients receiving germline BRCA testing through fully digital or partially digital testing pathways.

Survey Sees Genetic Literacy on the Rise, Though Further Education Needed

Survey participants appear to have higher genetic familiarity, knowledge, and skills compared to 2013, though 'room for improvement' remains, an AJHG paper finds.

Study Reveals Molecular, Clinical Features in Colorectal Cancer Cases Involving Multiple Primary Tumors

Researchers compare mismatch repair, microsatellite instability, and tumor mutation burden patterns in synchronous multiple- or single primary colorectal cancers.

FarGen Phase One Sequences Exomes of Nearly 500 From Faroe Islands

The analysis in the European Journal of Human Genetics finds few rare variants and limited geographic structure among Faroese individuals.