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New Products: New Jersey Medical School's CF Test; Baylor's Cancer Exome Test


The Institute for Genomic Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey has launched a Cystic Fibrosis Carrier and Diagnosis Test on the Ion Torrent PGM. The test has a 98 percent accuracy rate and costs less than $200 (see story, this issue).

Baylor College of Medicine
has launched a Cancer Exome Sequencing test through its Cancer Genetics Laboratory. The test must be ordered by a physician and has a turnaround time of 15 weeks. Baylor's Cancer Genetics Laboratory also offers Ion Torrent's AmpliSeq Cancer Panel, which targets 46 cancer genes and through its Whole Genome Laboratory offers an exome sequencing test for genetic disorders.
The Scan

Call to Look Again

More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration.

Not Always Trusted

In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports.

Identified Decades Later

A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports.

Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease

In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more.