sequencing-based diagnostics

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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Med Fusion and GenomOncology have partnered to provide genomic profiles of patient tumors for treatment guidance and clinical trial enrollment, the companies said today.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.