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CHOP researchers uncovered CNV associations with four disease categories: autoimmune, cardio-metabolic, oncologic, and neurological/psychiatric diseases.

The federal court order dismissed the case with prejudice, which prevents the plaintiffs from raising the case again.

The Scottish bioinformatics firm will crunch multi-omic datasets to assist Charles River Laboratories in "data-driven" drug discovery.

Exact Sciences CEO Kevin Conroy discussed the firm's pipeline and plans for 2020 and beyond, while NanoString CEO Brad Gray talked about the company's GeoMx digital spatial profiling technology, among other presentations Wednesday.

The firm also has an early-access program for a new amplification strategy that combines 11 HLA genes for typing.

Three new studies have found that the presence of B cells in tertiary lymphoid structures in tumors is associated with a favorable response to immunotherapy.

The results suggest patients receiving stem cell transplants for blood cancers may be at increased risk of somatic mutation-related complications even with young bone marrow donors.

A genome-wide association study uncovered six loci associated with heavy drinking and additional analysis found ties to other conditions including lung cancer.

Illumina, Twist Bioscience, and DNA Script are among the private sector collaborators of the groups receiving funds to develop technology platforms.

The financing round comes as Color expands its partnerships with healthcare systems and builds out a national genetic counseling resource for NIH's All of Us program.

The group will create a kitted next-generation sequencing tool that will help researchers and biopharma firms conduct biomarker discovery work on patient blood samples.

The test adds to a menu of transplant monitoring assays that includes cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, and BK virus.

The company has rehired a core team of employees and is working on closing a "significant round of funding" from undisclosed potential investors or partners.

On the second day of the conference, updates came not just from the publicly traded industry giants but also privately held firms of interest, such as Caris and GenapSys.

Called Theta, Single Technologies' platform relies on automated fluidics and single molecule-sensitive imaging to improve sequencing throughput.

By analyzing the genomes of the admixed descendants of the vanished Brazilian coastal Tupí population, researchers worked out how they likely settled there thousands of years ago.

While de novo mutations appeared to make relatively modest contributions to schizophrenia risk, they recurrently affected evolutionarily conserved genes.

The deal provides whole-genome sequencing for patients with rare diseases or cancer and could make sequencing part of the standard of care for NHS England.

Kindstar has also agreed to purchase Genesis systems for use by its scientists to monitor circulating tumor cells and for single-cell research.

The new test increases the multiplexing of the sepsis panel from 26 targets to 43 targets, including seven additional resistance genes.

Analysts expect the South-San Francisco-based company to report $30.2 million in revenues for Q4 and $116.4 million in full-year 2019 revenues.

A missense change in a gene coding for an androgen production enzyme had apparent ties to poor lung function and reduced glucocorticoid drug response.

GTC will sequence samples and help with technical and clinical validation, while C2i will perform AI-based analysis of the data, recruit samples, and perform other clinical trial activities.

Horizon also said it will provide access to the technology to business partners for the development of more effective multi-gene knockout cell therapy programs.

Under the agreement, the companies plan to make Swift's library preparation kits compatible with MGI's DNBSEQ sequencers.

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Bloomberg Law writes that the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act may work better as a privacy, rather than anti-discrimination, law.

TechCrunch reports that Linda Avey has a new personal genomics startup that's focusing on India.

A new report finds that though the US has increased its activity in science and engineering, its global share of that activity has fallen in some areas, according to Inside Higher Ed.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of rapeseed, universal target enrichment method for metagenomic sequencing, and more.