NEW YORK, July 24 – As part of Applera’s $75 million program to transform itself into a drug discovery and diagnostics powerhouse, company executives for the first time Tuesday discussed in detail how Celera Diagnostics, the newest member of the Applera family, would distinguish itself from its more well-known brethren, Celera Genomics and Applied Biosystems (ABI).

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.