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Still Kinda Breaks the Bank

Daniel MacArthur discusses Knome's new product, KnomeSelect, that will sequence an individual's exome for $24,500, or $19,500 per person for couples and families — a bit cheaper than the company's $100,000 full-genome sequencing service. "For the moment, combining a cheap genome scan (to pick up genome-wide patterns of common variation) with exome sequencing (to detect any rare, clearly pathogenic mutations) would give you pretty much everything you'd be likely to get from a whole genome sequence," MacArthur writes.

The Scan

Study Finds Few FDA Post-Market Regulatory Actions Backed by Research, Public Assessments

A Yale University-led team examines in The BMJ safety signals from the US FDA Adverse Event Reporting System and whether they led to regulatory action.

Duke University Team Develops Programmable RNA Tool for Cell Editing

Researchers have developed an RNA-based editing tool that can target specific cells, as they describe in Nature.

Novel Gene Editing Approach for Treating Cystic Fibrosis

Researchers in Science Advances report on their development of a non-nuclease-based gene editing approach they hope to apply to treat cystic fibrosis.

Study Tracks Responses in Patients Pursuing Polygenic Risk Score Profiling

Using interviews, researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics qualitatively assess individuals' motivations for, and experiences with, direct-to-consumer polygenic risk score testing.