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EntroGen Receives CE-IVD Mark for BRCA Complete Test

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – EntroGen said today that it has received CE-IVD marking for its BRCA Complete kit for exome sequencing of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.

The test is a targeted next-generation sequencing assay for use on Illumina's MiniSeq, MiSeq, and NextSeq platforms. It can detect somatic mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 with limit of detection of roughly 2 percent and uniformity and average sequencing coverage of 95 percent and 0.2X, respectively, the company said.

The kit also comes with data interpretation software for reporting clinically relevant mutations.

EntroGen also sells its DNA Fragmentation Quantification and Library Quantification qPCR assays to help users assess sample and library quality control.

The Scan

Guidelines for Ancient DNA Work

More than two dozen researchers have developed new ethical guidelines for conducting ancient DNA research, which they present in Nature.

And Cleared

A UK regulator has cleared former UK Prime Minister David Cameron in concerns he should have registered as a consultant-lobbyist for his work with Illumina, according to the Financial Times.

Suit Over Allegations

The Boston Globe reports that David Sabatini, who was placed on leave from MIT after allegations of sexual harassment, is suing his accuser, the Whitehead Institute, and the institute's director.

Nature Papers on Esophageal Cancer, Origin of Modern Horses, Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants

In Nature this week: genetic and environmental influences of esophageal cancer, domestic horse origin traced to Western Eurasian steppes, and more.