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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

Self-Reported Hearing Loss in Older Adults Begins Very Early in Life, Study Says

A JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery study says polygenic risk scores associated with hearing loss in older adults is also associated with hearing decline in younger groups.

Genome-Wide Analysis Sheds Light on Genetics of ADHD

A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appearing in Nature Genetics links 76 genes to risk of having the disorder.

MicroRNA Cotargeting Linked to Lupus

A mouse-based study appearing in BMC Biology implicates two microRNAs with overlapping target sites in lupus.

Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures

In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.