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Life Technologies said this week that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared its SeCore HLA typing assay and its 3500 Dx Genetic Analyzer, a Sanger sequencing instrument, for diagnostic use.

This article was originally published Feb. 6.
Following the burst of next-generation sequencing technologies onto the scene, Sanger sequencing may have slipped out of the limelight, but it is still laboring away in a few laboratories.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies said today that it has received US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for capillary electrophoresis sequencing systems and an HLA typing assay.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MolecularMD today said that it has partnered with Ventana Medical Systems to study and compare methods of PTEN detection and expression.
PTEN is a tumor suppressor gene that is mutated in many cancers and is a regulator of the PI3-kinase pathway.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of studies that appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine this week identified a rare variant of the TREM2 gene as a potent risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Nature online today, members of the International Barley Genome Sequencing Consortium reported on a newly developed barley resource that brings together physi

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a pair of studies online yesterday in Nature Genetics, two international research teams described the genome sequencing strategies they're using to study the human malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax and a closely related monkey malaria species,

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies today announced a collaboration with the Southern African Treatment and Resistance Network (SATuRN) covering sequencing-based diagnostics for HIV patients in Africa.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international team led by investigators in France has sequenced and started analyzing the draft genome for the banana species Musa acuminata.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Members of the Tomato Genome Consortium reported today that they have sequenced the genomes of the domesticated tomato plant and its wild relative.

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The Economist reports that it is increasingly easier to analyze the metabolites people give off, potentially revealing personal information about them.

A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.

The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.

In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.