By Julia Karow

Researchers at the Stanford Genome Technology Center are developing a targeted sequencing assay for genes encoding mitochondrial proteins, with the ultimate goal to develop a diagnostic test for mitochondrial diseases.

Earlier this month, they published a paper in PNAS describing the assay, which uses long padlock probes to capture 524 mitochondrial genes followed by array-based sequencing.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.

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