sequencing-based diagnostics

The prospective, multi-site clinical trial will evaluate the clinical utility of unbiased sequencing for identifying pathogens in suspected CNS infections.

The firm will use the funds to continue its commercialization plans for the Unyvero diagnostic test cartridges and instruments.

The firm reported selling more billable tests in Q1 than any previous quarter and said that it is starting to see momentum in new initiatives, such as carrier screening.

Victorian Clinical Genetics Services is one of two partners in Acute Care Genomics, which is testing DNA from critically ill infants and kids across Australia.

Avalon said that it will collaborate with genomic sequencing and PCR firm Da An Gene to accelerate exosome diagnostic product development and commercialization. 

Early research has shown the open-source ExpansionHunter software to be highly accurate in identifying repeat expansions that indicate rare diseases.

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. 

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In PLOS this week: grey wolf population genomics, mutations associated with lung adenocarcinoma survival, and more.

An opinion piece at Bloomberg discusses China's stance on genomic research.

Genetic ancestry testing can affect a person's sense of identity, the New York Times Magazine writes.

Nebula Genomics is launching its genome sequencing service for free for people who provide certain information about themselves, the Boston Globe reports.