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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 Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.