Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

New Products: Illumina's MiSeqDx and FDA-Cleared Kits; Syapse's Syapse for Labs Software


Illumina has received premarket clearance on its MiSeqDx system, the MiSeqDx Cystic Fibrosis 139-Variant Assay, MiSeqDx Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Sequencing Assay, and the MiSeqDx Universal Kit.

The Cystic Fibrosis 139-Variant Assay screens for disease causing mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene, including all of the ones recommended for carrier screening by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Sequencing Assay assesses the entire protein coding region and the intron/exon boundaries of the CFTR gene. The Universal Kit provides the reagents necessary for laboratories to develop their own amplicon-based diagnostic assays on the MiSeqDx.

Syapse has launched Syapse for Labs, clinical reporting software that enables molecular profiling test reports to be generated and delivered to physicians via an interactive web portal. The software manages patient clinical information, omics data, and supporting laboratory data. Reports are generated using a configurable rules engine, which updates reports as evidence in the knowledge base evolves.

The Scan

Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups

Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants.

Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms.

Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds

Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing

A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.