The company is offering introductory pricing on Helix services for heart health and weight loss, and has shifted its flagship program from a yearly subscription to a monthly option.

Called GA4GH Connect, it calls on the alliance's 500-plus members to develop new data sharing standards for use in major international genomic data initiatives.

Anthem said the automated system is an efficient way to ensure coverage for medically necessary genetic tests, but that's not what genetic counselors have described.

Illumina Ventures will use the new funds to expand its team and invest in additional genomic and precision medicine startups.

Funded by Biogen, The University of Colorado, and The Global Down Syndrome Foundation, the project will analyze genetics and other biology in 1,000 individuals with the disorder.

The collaborators will grant the licenses to any entities wanting to use the technology for commercial agricultural research and product development.

New Mexico is re-doing its proposed science education standards after criticism, the Associated Press reports.

Agbio executives say gene editing will speed up breeding efforts, according to the Wall Street Journal.

La Trobe University's Jenny Graves has won the $250,000 Prime Minister's Prize for Science, the Guardian reports.

In Cell this week: post-treatment changes to melanoma genome, multi-omics analysis of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, and more.

This white paper describes a benchmarking study of 30 whole-exome sequencing cases in which Diploid's Moon software outperformed another variant interpretation algorithm in ranking causal variants.