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New Products: Mt. Sinai's Carrier Screening Test; Foundation Medicine's FoundationOne

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The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has launched its Expanded Carrier Screening Panel for people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. The panel screens for 38 diseases, up from 20 in a previous version.


Foundation Medicine's FoundationOne test has attained a CE mark, enabling it to be placed on the market in the European Economic Area.

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.