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The Broken Helix Awards

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Ego of the year

 

Most press releases

 

Biggest product flop

 

Most impressive stock nosedive

 

Customer dissatisfaction award

 

Best non-regulation use of a pipette

 

Member of most scientific advisory boards

Most improved scientist

 

Best exit strategy

 

Best combined use of the words Synergy, Integration, Platform, and Complete Solution

 

Most litigious

 

Most layoffs

 

Most impressive cash burn

 

Best me-too technology

 

Best vaporware

 

Most creative use of mid-word punctuation and capitalization in company name or product

 

Best business model makeover

 

Send your nominations to [email protected]

The Scan

UK Pilot Study Suggests Digital Pathway May Expand BRCA Testing in Breast Cancer

A randomized pilot study in the Journal of Medical Genetics points to similar outcomes for breast cancer patients receiving germline BRCA testing through fully digital or partially digital testing pathways.

Survey Sees Genetic Literacy on the Rise, Though Further Education Needed

Survey participants appear to have higher genetic familiarity, knowledge, and skills compared to 2013, though 'room for improvement' remains, an AJHG paper finds.

Study Reveals Molecular, Clinical Features in Colorectal Cancer Cases Involving Multiple Primary Tumors

Researchers compare mismatch repair, microsatellite instability, and tumor mutation burden patterns in synchronous multiple- or single primary colorectal cancers.

FarGen Phase One Sequences Exomes of Nearly 500 From Faroe Islands

The analysis in the European Journal of Human Genetics finds few rare variants and limited geographic structure among Faroese individuals.