Ciara Curtin writes science features for GenomeWeb and is the editor of the Daily Scan and Careers blogs.
Panelists at the NSGC annual meeting said artificial intelligence approaches like chatbots could complement traditional genetic counseling approaches.
Clinicians found interpreting negative results and variants of uncertain significance to be challenging, according to an analysis presented at the NSGC annual meeting.
Genetic testing results increasingly inform clinical decisions, though the inclusion of hereditary risk genes beyond BRCA1, BRCA2, and PALB2 sparked debate.
The researchers found differences in mutational patterns among their African-American patients and that liquid biopsies seem to catch metastases early.
Stanford University's Allison Kurian and her colleagues found that women with pathogenic variants were more likely to undergo a bilateral mastectomy.
Never smokers make up an increasing portion of lung cancer patients, and researchers are working to tease out their genetic and environmental risk.
A speaker at this year's Biology of Genomes meeting discussed marrying genomics approaches such as CRISPR and single-cell sequencing to study disease causality.
Based on allele fragment sizes and mutational signatures, Europeans may have had shorter generation times than other populations, a Biology of Genomes speaker said.
The Bayesian Estimation of Variants in Regions tool estimates regional heritability using summary statistics from genome-wide association studies.
The TATTON study found a combination therapy could treat some EGFR-positive lung cancer patients who developed MET-based resistance, but the best way to gauge MET status isn't yet clear.
Bloomberg Law writes that the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act may work better as a privacy, rather than anti-discrimination, law.
TechCrunch reports that Linda Avey has a new personal genomics startup that's focusing on India.
A new report finds that though the US has increased its activity in science and engineering, its global share of that activity has fallen in some areas, according to Inside Higher Ed.
In Nature this week: genomic analysis of rapeseed, universal target enrichment method for metagenomic sequencing, and more.