sequencing-based diagnostics

The companies will share bioinformatics and NGS expertise to speed the identification of diseases, accelerate drug discovery, and find "genomic shields."

The firm said that prior to obtaining US regulatory clearance, it's making the assay available for use as a lab-developed test by US laboratories with CLIA approvals. 

In a cohort of some 300 people with intellectual disability, a genomic approach offered a likely diagnosis some 60 percent of the time.

Molecular Autopsy Consortium of Houston members outlined their recommendations for using molecular autopsy to investigate unexplained deaths in young people. 

Six percent of patients diagnosed by exome sequencing received more than one molecular diagnosis, which can be important for their clinical management.

The life sciences company can now offer its genetic tests in all 50 states in the US, as well as Canada and several other countries. 

The 95-gene test is for detecting leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, and myeloproliferative disorders and can return results in less than one week.

Sequencing technologies were more prevalent than ever at the Association for Molecular Pathology's corporate workshop day.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Foundation Medicine today said that it has signed a licensing deal with WuXi PharmaTech, enabling that firm to offer Foundation Medicine's genomic profiling technology to companies conducting clinical trials in China.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Despite a recent study that suggested array-based non-invasive prenatal testing may be an effective alternative to next-generation sequencing-based tests, Illumina appears unconcerned that its customers will switch platforms.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.