HLA typing

The company also said it launched a new comprehensive diagnostic called HeartCare for surveillance of heart transplant patients.

The team used genetic scoring to identify infants without a family history of the disease who had more than a 10 percent risk for developing islet antibodies.

The firm says its Olerup QType test is available on both Roche and Applied Biosystems platforms.

The workflow was cleared by the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety for the typing of HLA-A, B, C, DRB1, and DQB1 by next-generation sequencing.

The Boston-based startup wants to help individuals interpret their HLA data for ancestry and health, and participate in research studies. 

Researchers genotyped advanced cancer patients treated with immunotherapies and found that homozygosity at HLA loci was linked to decreased survival.

The kits cover the primary genetic targets currently used for assessing the compatibility of  hematopoietic cell donors with recipients.

The software provides analysis of HLA typing by NGS on several platforms, including ones from Illumina, Thermo Fisher, and PacBio.

The company said revenues from its non-invasive heart transplant rejection test AlloMap rose about 16 percent year over year.

Linkage is now part of Thermo Fisher's transplant diagnostics business, One Lambda. Linkage's flagship product line is its real-time PCR technology, LinkSeq.

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Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.