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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Sequenom has purchased intellectual property from Isis Innovations covering noninvasive prenatal testing for nearly $14.6 million, the company said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Illumina has partnered with AstraZeneca, Janssen Biotech, and Sanofi to develop a universal next-generation sequencing-based oncology test system for multi-analyte companion diagnostics, the company said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Myriad Genetics reported after the close of the market Tuesday that its fourth quarter revenues rose 8 percent year over year.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Roswell Park Cancer Institute today said that the New York State Department of Health has granted approval for the institute to test cancer patients using its OmniSeq Target molecular diagnostic test.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Tute Genomics announced that it will provide next-generation sequencing analytics for a molecular diagnostic test being developed by Lineagen for developmental delay, autism spectrum disorders, and other disorders of childhood development.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Sophia Genetics, a developer of bioinformatics for analyzing genetic test data, today said that it has raised $13.75 million in a Series B financing round.

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A letter criticizing actions by the US government and research institutions toward Chinese and Chinese-American scientists has garnered more than a hundred signatories.

NPR reports that researchers in New York are investigating whether it is possible to edit the genomes of human sperm.

In an opinion piece at the Nation, Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher argues that everyone should be able to access prenatal genetic testing.

In Nature this week: ancient DNA uncovers presence of Mediterranean migrants at a Himalayan lake, and more.