NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The China Food and Drug Administration has approved next-generation sequencing-based products developed by BGI.

According to CFDA, it has approved BGISEQ-1000, BGISEQ-100, and diagnostic kits for fetal chromosomal aneuploidy that screen for trisomy 21, 18, and 13. The CFDA said the assays use semiconductor sequencing and joint probe anchor sequencing and will screen cell-free DNA in maternal plasma at 12 weeks or later gestation.

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A cryptographic approach could help researchers keep genomic data private while researchers analyze it, Scientific American reports.

Andy Page, the former president of 23andMe, has joined a diabetes-management startup, according to CNBC.

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Sep
27
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This webinar will present an in-depth look at how Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has developed and implemented a next-generation sequencing panel for mutational tumor profiling of advanced cancer patients.

Sep
28
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This webinar will discuss the critical role that software can play for clinical labs looking to establish comprehensive genomic testing programs.