Startup Optra Health has added Alexa and Cortana compatibility to its AI platform to help consumers understand Ancestry.com- and 23andMe-type genetic tests.

At the HL7 Genomics Conference, a FHIR Genomics developer unveiled the Consortium for Agile Genomics to promote implementation of the nascent standard.

The company intends to use the funds to advance its Cota Nodal Address disease classification system and other platforms.

The updated recommendations discuss testing for DNA repair gene mutations, MSI-H, and dMMR, as well as germline testing and counseling.

London-based LGC said that the acquisition increases its exposure to the next-generation sequencing and gene editing markets.

At AGBT, researchers described applications for rapid pathogen ID; evaluating DNA, RNA, and gene expression in one assay; and understanding tumor heterogeneity.

The company plans to launch a single-cell CNV assay, a single cell ATAC-seq assay, and a single-cell feature barcoding assay later this year.

Weill Cornell Medicine scientists have identified a new class of extracellular particle called exomeres that could complement exosomes in cancer research.

In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.

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Machine learning is a field of computer science that gives computers the ability to learning without being explicitly programmed. In this webinar, we'll explore the basics of machine learning, focusing on the industry standard CRISP-DM and how to apply the method to a molecular diagnostic technique such as PCR. We'll also discuss the implications of current PCR analysis software and the lack of artificial intelligence. Lastly - a novel and improved way of analyzing PCR results is introduced.

This application note demonstrates that:

• The new Applied Biosystems SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer generates high-quality data from multiplex ligation–dependent probe amplification (MLPA) assays developed by MRC-Holland.

• The SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer provides fast and efficient results; each run cycle accommodates 4 MLPA reaction samples and can be completed within 45 min.