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The new partnership between Cloudian, OnRamp Bioinformatics, and ScaleMatrix seeks to cut the costs and processing time of sequencing analysis.

The firms plan to focus on sample processing methods, workflow automation, algorithms, and database construction. 

The Malagasy people harbor both African and Asian ancestry, which varies with geography and gives insight into how and when Madagascar was settled.

The consumer genomics company will expand its suite of canine genetic tests, and has relocated its headquarters from Boston to Austin.

The companies will market Agena's MassArray Dx system with HeartGenetics' HeartDecode genetic testing software and cardiovascular assays.

The presence of these variants also suggested a role for microglia in the development of late-onset Alzheimer's disease, the researchers said.

Using data from the UK Biobank, a Harvard Medical School-led team of researchers has uncovered 15 new loci associated with coronary artery disease.

Using genotyping data for thousands of individuals, investigators identified apparent founder events for dozens of South Asian groups.

Researchers reported on results for more than 100 healthy individuals who were tracked with 'omics and clinical tests over nine months.

The UK-based company plans to use the funds to develop an automated, benchtop device for the creation of high-value, genome-edited cell lines.

The agency aims to fund projects examining the ethical, legal, and social implications of human genome research.

Last week, GenomeWeb's readers were most interested in Thermo Fisher Scientific's acquisition of Linkage Biosciences.

In a revised medical policy, Aetna said it would continue to cover NIPT for high-risk pregnancies, but not average-risk ones.

By sequencing the exomes of 25 sudden unexpected death syndrome cases from Thailand, investigators detected candidate mutations in 18 individuals.

The deal covers MBS' NextGen PCR thermal cycler, which is designed to cut the time involved in DNA amplification from hours to minutes.

The company, a division of BGI Group, sold 40.1 million shares at RMB 13.64 per share for a total of RMB 547 million ($80.6 million) in the offering.

The Sentosa SQ HIV genotyping assay is now approved in Australia and the Sentosa SQ melanoma panel is approved in Singapore.

Waters has obtained a non-exclusive license to the technology, which allows researchers to create internal standard calibration curves for their assays.

Using a combination of genome-wide association and expression quantitative trait loci approaches, investigators uncovered shared and population-specific thyroid cancer risk loci.

The test covers 22 genes in which variants are known to contribute to the effectiveness or safety of more than 340 drugs for more than 20 indications.

Examining more than half of its genome, researchers found the parasite's success is due to stripping its genome down to essential genes.

The new funding brings the total that the firm has raised in its history to €23 million, including €16 million in equity, and €7 million in debt instruments.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.