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Justin Petrone covers consumer genomics, ancestry testing, and the microarray and biochip sector of the genomics market for GenomeWeb.
The assay is being positioned as an alternative to next-generation sequencing-based approaches, which its creators view as ponderous and pricey.
Called Intervene, the project will use genomic and health data from biorepositories along with machine learning methods to develop new clinical predictive tools.
The service will offer whole-genome sequencing to English patients with rare diseases and cancer as part of routine care.
The decision comes amid a general slowdown in the market, yet also showcases the continued appeal of ancestry-related applications.
The African health technology company 54gene is eager for partnerships with researchers and biopharmaceutical companies alike.
Plans are underway to add genomics data from various Danish cohorts to the browser, which will provide greater insight into disease progression.
The PCR test is the first offering from the firm, formerly known as Concepta, since it acquired Manchester-based startup The Genome Store in November.
Called the COVID Bubble Test, the UK-based service allows the testing of up to 10 people on a single cartridge for £100, or £10 per person.
The European Commission awarded a consortium of private companies and academic researchers €759,000 recently to carry out their plans.
The project will result in the creation of a national cohort for research, as well as an integrated clinical and genomic data infrastructure at the national level.
The National Health Service is to offer Novartis's Zolgensma for spinal muscular atrophy later this year, according to the Guardian.
Nature News reports the US National Institutes of Health is investing in studies of the long-term effects of COVID-19.
Taiwan is to launch a pilot program offering genetic testing to cancer patients, the Taipei Times reports.
In PLOS this week: loci linked to protection against tuberculosis, identification of loci associated with increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the aerodigestive tract, and more.