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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies today said that it has signed a licensing and supply deal with VelaDx providing the Singapore-based firm rights to develop clinical diagnostic tests on Life Tech's Ion Personal Genome Machine platform.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Women's health diagnostics company Inex Innovations Exchange announced today a partnership with BGI to create a next-generation sequencing facility in Singapore to offer molecular genetic tests.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pathogenica today announced that it has signed a co-marketing pact with Life Technologies for sequencing-based diagnostic tests targeting hospital-acquired infections.

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's Institute for Genomic Medicine is now offering two sequencing-based tests: one for cystic fibrosis carrier testing and another to identify mutations in the mitochondrial genome of children suspected of having a mitochondria

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Sequenom today announced that it has signed several distribution deals outside of the US that will expand access to the firm's MaterniT21 PLUS testing service outside the United States.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Tufts Health Plan will begin covering Sequenom's MaterniT21 Plus trisomy 21 test and Pathwork Diagnostics' Tissue of Origin test starting Oct. 1.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Foundation Medicine and Clovis Oncology today announced a collaboration to develop an in vitro diagnostic test to identify cancer patients who may best respond to a Clovis drug candidate currently in phase I/II clinical development.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MolecularMD has submitted a Premarket Approval application with the US Food and Drug Administration for a companion diagnostic test to leukemia drug ponatinib.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Transgenomic and the Medical College of Wisconsin today announced an agreement under which Transgenomic will offer next-generation sequencing-based testing from the MCW Clinical Sequencing Program.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Gen-Probe said today that it has inked an agreement to distribute Life Technologies' SeCore Human Leukocyte Antigen Sequence-Based Typing kits for use with the 3500 Dx Genetic Analyzer.

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Google's Project Nightingale has collected health information on millions of Americans, according to the Wall Street Journal.

An opinion piece at The Hill criticizes the proposed plan to collect DNA samples from migrants at the US border.

Nature News writes that women in chemistry are less likely to have their manuscripts accepted for publication.

In PNAS this week: tRNA fragment signature for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, genomic sites sensitive to ultraviolet radiation in melanocytes, and more.