The Next Stage

The Boston-based Partners HealthCare System plans to implement whole-genome sequencing and interpretation of that data for its hospitals next month, The Boston Globe reports. Its nine hospitals include Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. The Globe adds that the service is expected to cost about $9,000.

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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