Asuragen has launched two next-gen sequencing cancer panels and plans to roll them out as services in its CLIA-certified laboratory by the beginning of June. The panels, SuraSeq-200 and SuraSeq-500, assess 200 and 500 hotspot mutations across five and 17 oncogenes, respectively.

The panels were designed in-house using proprietary reagents and methods and have been optimized to assess samples from low-quality formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue. Asuragen eventually plans to market the reagents themselves as products.

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A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

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.