The partners will join the initiative's All of Us research program, which is gathering genetic, health, lifestyle, and environmental information from volunteers.

The release has been accompanied by acute interest from the genomics community, which views the resource as a "game changer" for anyone working in human genetics.

Researchers developed a gene expression-based classifier for four gastric cancer subtypes and found that some are associated with better outcomes than others.

Scientists reported this week for the first time a Danish reference genome based on the de novo assembly of 150 genomes from 50 family trios.

A settlement would have prevented Qiagen from selling its GeneReader in the US, but the firm now offers an upgraded version of its chemistry.

The RightMed test covers 22 genes in which variants are known to contribute to the effectiveness or safety of more than 340 drugs for more than 20 indications.

The RightMed test covers 22 genes in which variants are known to contribute to the effectiveness or safety of more than 340 drugs for more than 20 indications.

Polygamy amplified a rare genetic disease in area near Arizona-Utah border, BBC Future reports.

Genetic ancestry testing led one woman to learn that her father and another baby boy had been switched at birth, the Washington Post reports.

Simple de-identification methods can protect information in a database from attackers, a new study suggests.

In Science this week: approach to visualize chromatin structure in nuclei, and more.

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