Life Technologies said this week that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared its SeCore HLA typing assay and its 3500 Dx Genetic Analyzer, a Sanger sequencing instrument, for diagnostic use. The 510(k) clearance is a first for a sequencing system and sequencing-based assay, and the company's president of medical sciences, Ronnie Andrews, said that it "validates Life's move into diagnostics" as the company aims to bring additional products, such as its QuantStudio Dx real-time PCR system and Ion Torrent PGM, through 510(k) clearance.

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The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.