Ciara Curtin writes science features for GenomeWeb and is the editor of the Daily Scan and Careers blogs.
Researchers are exploring alternative ways to return genetic testing results to grapple with the anticipated increase in testing and see a role for the web.
Clear Genetics is developing a chatbot to help make genetic counseling accessible, and genetic counselors say it could help handle straightforward cases.
Two speakers at the National Society of Genetic Counselors annual meeting discussed how often genetic variants are reclassified and how that affects patients.
A study presented at the National Society of Genetic Counselors meeting examined experiences of parents whose children underwent exome sequencing.
Additional studies and reanalyses can reclassify variants of unknown significance, speakers at the National Society of Genetic Counselors meeting said.
Women at risk of breast cancer often seek genetic testing, but results don't always give the answers their physicians and surgeons seek.
A Brazilian team has developed an open-source software tool called Mendel,MD that annotates sequencing data to identify candidate disease-causing mutations.
At the American Society for Microbiology meeting, speakers sketched out an idea for a National Microbiome Data Collaborative and sought community insight.
Presenters at ASM have used next-generation sequencing to examine Ebola, Zika, and respiratory virus infection and transmission.
The ASM speaker said that strains collected from two different hospital systems also exhibited overlap in their SNP and other content.
The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.
A team of researchers in Portugal has examined the genomic basis for racing pigeons' athleticism and navigational skills, finding it's likely polygenic.
Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.
In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.