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Febit has launched its sequence capture technology, HybSelect (see related article, this issue). According to the company, the technology offers short hands-on time, a high degree of reproducibility, and allows users to process several samples at once. HybSelect is available as a protocol for Febit's Geniom RT Analyzer, or as a full service including sequencing on an Illumina Genome Analyzer. The company has optimized HybSelect for use with the the GAII, and said it plans to make it available for other sequencing platforms in the near future.

The Scan

International Team Proposes Checklist for Returning Genomic Research Results

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics present a checklist to guide the return of genomic research results to study participants.

Study Presents New Insights Into How Cancer Cells Overcome Telomere Shortening

Researchers report in Nucleic Acids Research that ATRX-deficient cancer cells have increased activity of the alternative lengthening of telomeres pathway.

Researchers Link Telomere Length With Alzheimer's Disease

Within UK Biobank participants, longer leukocyte telomere length is associated with a reduced risk of dementia, according to a new study in PLOS One.

Nucleotide Base Detected on Near-Earth Asteroid

Among other intriguing compounds, researchers find the nucleotide uracil, a component of RNA sequences, in samples collected from the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu, as they report in Nature Communications.