A UCLA group and spinout FetoLumina Technologies are working on a clinical assay for noninvasive prenatal diagnostics.
The acquisition allows Sysmex to enter the cytogenetics market and strengthens its technology base in molecular genetics, while expanding its life science business.
In PLOS this week: chromosomal insertion mechanisms, phylogeographic analysis of the Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, and more.
In PLOS this week: gene expression differences in plants susceptible to or resistant to Plum pox virus, novel human pegivirus, and more.
Microarrays can detect smaller deletions in genes relevant to diseases like acute lymphoblastic leukemia, offering insight into diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.
In PNAS this week: essential Pseudomonas aeruginosa genes, role of snoRNAs in mouse metabolic stress response pathway, and more.
While there are already many companies in the space, Agilent believes its relatively quick protocol and higher-throughput capacity will set it apart from competitors' products.
Investigators have identified a form of compound inheritance for congenital scoliosis that involves null mutations and hypomorphic alleles of a particular gene.
The researchers analyzed variants in more than 1,100 children with severe undiagnosed developmental disorders and their parents using exome sequencing and array-CGH data.
Researchers used CGH arrays to identify a significant and recurrent gain in the 17q25.3 genomic region and found overexpression of more than a dozen genes in that region.
The New York Times reports that as China invests in science, it also is dealing with research fraud.
In PLOS this week: transcriptome study of a cold-tolerant plant, deep sequencing of clinical influenza A samples, and more.
Researchers have sequenced the genome of a man who lived in China some 40,000 years ago, according to UPI.
The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.