This story has been updated to include comments from a company official.

By Justin Petrone

Astra Biotech will later this year launch a microarray-based test for the detection of 25 of the most common mutations causing cystic fibrosis in pan-European populations, the firm said this week.

The test is one of a number of array-based diagnostics the Luckenwalde, Germany-based company has in development, according to a company official.

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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.

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