Sequoia Genetics has received the European CE mark for its VariFind Neonatal assay for screening for cystic fibrosis and galactosemia in newborns. The assay runs on Life Technologies' Ion Torrent PGM and is approved for in vitro diagnostics in the European Economic Area.

The Russian molecular genetics company completed a clinical trial of its test in three European labs — the Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto, Stab Vida in Portugal, and the Centre for Genomic Research at the University of Liverpool.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.