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The approach allowed the researchers to identify almost 300 HLA mutations overall, many of which they were able to validate using other methods.

Scientists at the Anthony Nolan Research Institute, in collaboration with Pacific Biosciences, recently published a study on typing HLA class I genes.

The firm's LinkSeq test is now available in Europe for IVD applications for solid organ and stem cell transplantation. 

The results provide early evidence for the ability of haplotypes in the HLA-DRB1 gene to predict outcome and drug response, which will have to be further replicated.

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The researchers concluded that the technology "holds promise for clinical applications."

Biofortuna will design, develop, and manufacture a range of freeze-dried HLA-typing kits with the brand name SSPGo for Abbott's molecular diagnostics business.

The UK-based company said that its new product is the first-ever complete freeze-dried PCR kit, and can be transported and stored at ambient temperatures and used by relatively unskilled technicians, making it suitable for applications on a "global scale."

An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.

Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.

In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.