By Justin Petrone

Avesthagen this week launched a direct-to-consumer whole-genome scanning service in India.

The Bangalore-based company said it will use the Affymetrix array platform to "decipher the association between SNPs and predisposition to disease." Avesthagen's whole-genome scanning service is supported by an array featuring 1.8 million SNPs and copy number-variation markers. More details about the platform were not discussed.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

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