NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DioGenix announced today a collaboration with Fast Forward to develop a molecular diagnostic test for multiple sclerosis.

As part of the deal, Fast Forward, a subsidiary of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, will provide DioGenix $500,000 to expand its ongoing clinical trial for MSPrecise, a diagnostic test based on next-generation sequencing to measure genetic mutations in the adaptive immune system by analyzing B cells isolated from cerebral spinal fluid.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

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.