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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies and RainTree Oncology Services today announced a collaborative agreement to bring advances in molecular testing to the broader patient market while developing a streamlined protocol for bringing patients into clinical trials for targeted therapies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina announced late Thursday that Verinata Health has received a clinical laboratory permit from the State of New York for its laboratory, allowing the company to market its Verifi non-invasive prenatal diagnostic test in the state.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom and CombiMatrix today announced an agreement to market chromosomal microarray analysis testing services "to broaden and confirm the results of non-invasive prenatal testing" to doctors and patients.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies announced today a five-year deal with the US Food and Drug Administration aimed at detecting E. coli and Salmonella.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MolecularMD today announced a licensing deal covering DDR2 mutations for lung cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pathogenica said today that it will co-market with Illumina a new version of its HAI BioDetection kit on Illumina's MiSeq desktop sequencing system in the Asia Pacific region.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies today said that it has inked a companion diagnostics deal with pharmaceutical firm Merck Serono for an undisclosed oncology target and eventually other therapeutic areas.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MDx Health and HistoGeneX today announced a collaboration to provide molecular diagnostic testing services to drug manufacturers and oncologists.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — PathoQuest, an infectious disease diagnostics startup based in Paris, has raised €3.8 million ($5 million) in a Series B private equity funding round, the company said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two hospitals in the Netherlands — the University Medical Center Groningen and Amphia Hospital — plan to evaluate and adopt Pathogenica's next-generation sequencing-based HAI BioDetection Kit in the surveillance and monitoring of infectious bacteria, the company said t

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.