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Researchers plan to compare rapid whole-genome sequencing with standard diagnostic methods in 200 critically ill newborns.

The test is based on RNA sequencing and is used to differentiate between idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other lung diseases in order to avoid surgery.

Both teams had sequencing data generated at BGI and said that going forward, it would be important to validate the technology outside of BGI.

Individuals identified as needing homozygous FH evaluation will receive confirmatory genetic testing from Invitae and genetic counseling from Genome Medical.

The firm's technology uses short oligo probes that target RNA directly on a pathology slide, allowing users to select regions of interest to profile.

The test will run on Oxford Nanopore's MinIon and will be used as a reflex test when the standard PCR test does not give a clear answer.

In a retrospective analysis, UK researchers found that long-read sequencing of HLA genes in stem cell transplantation donors and recipients led to better outcomes.

Studies presented at the AACR meeting demonstrated how the registry can be used to evaluate how cancer patients with rare tumor markers respond to treatments.

Startup AiLife Diagnostics is contributing its NGS analysis, interpretation, and reporting pipelines to BGI's $600 DNBseq WGS assay.

A study presented at the AACR meeting showed that Resolution's ctDx-Lung assay reported more oncogenic fusions than Guardant360 in NSCLC patients.

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Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.