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Warnex Lab Gains ISO Clearance

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life sciences analytical testing services company Warnex said today that it has received International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification from the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

The ISO 15189:2007 accreditation standard covers the quality management of the company's medical laboratory services, test result interpretation, sample handling and analysis, and turnaround time.

The Laval, Quebec-based Warnex offers genetic and biochemical testing and it has expertise in pharmacogenetics, molecular diagnostics, and human identification.

The Scan

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.