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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics is updating its recommendations on the return of incidental findings results to individuals who have had their genomes or exomes sequenced in the clinical setting.

David Flannery, a pediatric geneticist, is the new medical director of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics.

This article has been updated to include comments from CytoGenX.
CytoGenX, a Stony Brook, NY-based medical genetic testing services company, recently introduced chromosomal microarray analysis for a number of different indications.

Chromosomal microarray analysis should be the first-line genetic test in pregnancies where ultrasound screens uncover signs of fetal abnormalities, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

In an attempt to establish standards and consistency in the growing field of clinical next-generation sequencing, a workgroup for the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics last week published guidelines in

The European Society for Human Genetics has issued recommendations for laboratories performing clinical whole-genome sequencing.

This story was originally published May 20.

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According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.