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A test examining mitochondrial DNA levels appears to increase pregnancy rates at fertility clinics, the Guardian reports.

New Technique a 'Go'

The House of Lords in the UK approves a bill to allow mitochondrial donation.

While there are already many companies in the space, Agilent believes its relatively quick protocol and higher-throughput capacity will set it apart from competitors' products.

RHS recently acquired an Arrayjet Marathon instrument to produce EmbryoCellect, which competes with PGS kits sold by Illumina, Agilent Technologies, OGT, and others.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — A direct comparison of array comparative genomic hybridization and quantitative PCR methods for detecting aneuploidy in IVF embryos has found the methods to be largely concordant, though qPCR had a lower rate of discordance with well-established SNP arrays.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Reprogenetics has opened a new facility in Miami to better serve existing customers and gain new clients in the southeastern US.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In spite of a 10 percent drop in second quarter microarray revenues, Illumina is considering shifting resources back to its BeadChip business to take advantage of future opportunities in the consumer genomics, agricultural biotechnology, and reproductive health markets

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – One of the world's premier pre-implantation genetic diagnosis laboratories is inching closer to offering a next-generation sequencing-based aneuploidy screening service.

Australian biotechnology company Reproductive Health Science has raised A$3 million ($2.8 million) as part of a reverse merger with AO Energy, a publicly traded mining company.

Researchers from Italy's Genoma Molecular Genetics Laboratory in Rome have published a validation of an Illumina sequencing method for preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening that they said reflects closely the methodology behind the VeriSeq commercial PGS test Illumina p

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.