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The Laboratory for Molecular Medicine at Partners Healthcare has released its Pan-Cardiomyopathy Panel, a 46-gene sequencing based test for cardiomyopathy (CSN 5/11/2011). The test combines gene panels for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, and also adds 16 new genes. The test is performed using Agilent's SureSelect oligonucleotide-based target capture and sequencing on the Illumina HiSeq 2000.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.