Justin Petrone covers consumer genomics, ancestry testing, and the microarray and biochip sector of the genomics market for GenomeWeb.
The project dovetails with a separate effort to sequence the whole exomes of the samples, the first 50,000 of which became available to researchers this month.
The company's assay relies on a set of 15 methylation and microRNA markers to determine whether a woman has breast cancer.
The British molecular diagnostics firm recently completely a redesign of its point-of-care system, called Q-POC, and is planning to seek a CE-IVD mark for the device later this year.
The Polish company recently received 9 million Polish złoty ($2.4 million) from the country's National Center for Research and Development to support its activities.
The alliance has also deepened its ongoing partnership with ELIXIR, while continuing to roll out new tools and standards for genomic data discovery, analysis, and interpretation.
The revelation that Family Tree DNA has been working with law enforcement has some worried about a negative impact on the industry.
With ever more data in hand, providers are seeking to enhance their services, providing more detailed ancestry estimates while introducing new offerings around genetic traits and health.
The government has also pledged €5 million from the European Regional Development Fund to support the integration of genetic data into routine medical care.
The launch of the sequencing platforms is a milestone for the Plan France Médecine Génomique 2025, a €670 million initiative the French government announced two years ago.
Led by investigators at the University of Trento in Italy, the team received a five-year, £5 million ($6.4 million) award recently to advance its work.
Three genetic testing companies form a coalition to influence how Congress considers genetic privacy, The Hill reports.
University of California, San Diego researchers investigate how skin care products influence the skin microbiome, Scientific American reports.
The Wall Street Journal examines billing codes used by uBiome.
In PNAS this week: links between lung adenocarcinoma and lncRNA, algorithm to impute and cluster Hi-C interaction profiles from single cells, and more.