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Researchers in Saudi Arabia sequenced the exomes of women having trouble conceiving and found a mutation that appears to halt early embryonic development.

Check the Levels

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.

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The University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna reflects at Science on the anniversary of the announcement of the birth of twin girls who underwent genome editing.

By studying its enamel proteome, researchers have found the ancient ape Gigantopithecus blacki belongs to a sister clade to that of orangutans.

Bloomberg Businessweek discusses genomics with BGI's Wang Jian.

In Science this week: researchers find transplanting the gut microbiome in mice affects physiology, and more.