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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

Genome Sequences Reveal Range Mutations in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Researchers in Nature Genetics detect somatic mutation variation across iPSCs generated from blood or skin fibroblast cell sources, along with selection for BCOR gene mutations.

Researchers Reprogram Plant Roots With Synthetic Genetic Circuit Strategy

Root gene expression was altered with the help of genetic circuits built around a series of synthetic transcriptional regulators in the Nicotiana benthamiana plant in a Science paper.

Infectious Disease Tracking Study Compares Genome Sequencing Approaches

Researchers in BMC Genomics see advantages for capture-based Illumina sequencing and amplicon-based sequencing on the Nanopore instrument, depending on the situation or samples available.

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.