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BOSTON (GenomeWeb Daily News) – While panelists at a session at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting on Saturday said that the public is cautiously interested in including whole-exome or whole-genome sequencing as part of newborn screening efforts, there are concerns regarding pr

This is the fourth in a series of profiles of centers awarded grants this year by the NIH under the Genomic Sequencing and Newborn Screening Disorders research program.

This article was originally posted on Sept. 12.
Luminex has no plans to acquire any new businesses or companies at this time, its CEO Patrick Balthrop said at an investment conference last week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The funding squeeze from the sequestration of the US federal budget, now more than half-a-year old, has already had a sizable impact at the National Human Genome Research Institute, leading to cuts to ongoing programs, scaling back of new ones, and the deferring of eff

This is the first in a series of profiles of centers awarded grants this year by the NIH under the Genomic Sequencing and Newborn Screening Disorders research program.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Four research teams across the US have been awarded a total of $5 million in fiscal year 2013 under a new Genomic Sequencing and Newborn Screening Disorders program jointly funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development an

Luminex's recent decision to reduce its workforce by 5 percent, close an office in Australia, and seek a buyer for its newborn screening business, was in part influenced by its attempt to obtain US regulatory clearance for its NeoPlex4 test, according to the firm's CEO.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Luminex said after the close of the market Wednesday that it will undertake a restructuring that will result in an undisclosed number of employees being laid off and its Brisbane, Australia office being closed.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A bipartisan pair of lawmakers in the US House of Representatives have introduced the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act, which has several provisions to help guide and support disease-risk screening programs across the US.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and the American Academy of Pediatrics have released a joint policy statement detailing their latest recommendations for how genetic tests and newborn screening should be used in the care of children.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.