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University of Iowa and Baylor College of Medicine researchers reported that they have developed and tested a method that uses target enrichment and massively parallel sequencing to find variants behind non-syndromic hearing loss.

Beckman will offer services using Agilent's SureSelect Target Enrichment System for next-generation sequencing.

According to a company spokesperson, the growth was primarily driven across the two application areas by sales of its SeqCap EZ Exome offering for target enrichment as well as its CGX cytogenetic arrays.

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Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the BC Cancer Agency used exome sequencing and transcriptome sequencing, respectively, to find a novel, commonly mutated gene in ovarian clear-cell carcinoma.

Besides SureSelect, SeqWright also uses NimbleGen Sequence Capture Arrays and RainDance Technologies' microdroplet PCR technology for target sequence enrichment.

The deal "provides us with an unprecedented level of flexibility to address the many needs of our next-gen sequencing customers," according SeqWright's CEO.

The alliance may help partner companies Agilent, Fluidigm, NuGen, and RainDance Technologies grab a piece of the sequencing market share that Pacific Biosciences is expected to secure when it launches its third-generation sequencer later this year.

Geneva, Switzerland-based Fasteris reached CSP status after it demonstrated "a high level of proficiency" using the SureSelect system with the Illumina Genome Analyzer.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.