NewGene, a UK-based molecular diagnostics startup, could soon be one of the first European laboratories to provide clinical genetic tests on 454's sequencing platform.

Toward the end of this year or in early 2010, the Newcastle upon Tyne-based company plans to offer the UK's National Health Service and other clients full-gene sequencing tests for several genetic conditions using Roche's 454 Genome Sequencer FLX. It expects to offer these tests at a lower cost and with a faster turnaround than existing providers using Sanger sequencing, NewGene said.

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.

Sep
27
Sponsored by
Philips Genomics

This webinar will present an in-depth look at how Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has developed and implemented a next-generation sequencing panel for mutational tumor profiling of advanced cancer patients.

Sep
28
Sponsored by
Fabric Genomics

This webinar will discuss the critical role that software can play for clinical labs looking to establish comprehensive genomic testing programs.