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Through the Alnylam Act program, patients suspected of having the rare disease or with a family history of the illness will receive testing at no cost.

Using biorepository strains, researchers from the J. Craig Venter Institute and elsewhere profiled Zika virus consensus sequences, variant patterns, and phylogenetics.

The test can detect over 1,000 pathogens — including bacteria, DNA viruses, fungi, mold, and protozoa — from microbial cell-free DNA in a single blood draw.

Screening of disease-linked cell types might bolster drug discovery efforts in schizophrenia, according to a proof-of-concept study.

A common variant polygenic risk score, rare cancer risk gene mutations, and prior treatments each provide clues to breast cancer risk in childhood cancer survivors.

Each stage is associated with an increase in gut microbial diversity and is influenced by breastfeeding, researchers reported this week.

The companies will comarket Ultivue's UltiMapper assays with Leica's Bond Rx research staining platform for research applications.

The study looked at chromatin accessibility in 410 TCGA tumors in the context of broader genomic features to explore functional effects of regulatory features.

Data for nearly 306,500 individuals revealed the impact of independent lifestyle and genetic factors on stroke risk over roughly seven years of follow up.

Abbott said that the next-generation molecular POC assays have also been CLIA waived for use on the Abbott ID NOW instrument, formerly called Alere i.

The companies intend to study de-identified, population-scale phenotypic and genotypic data to gain unique insights that may support the broader HCM ecosystem.

The researchers found that genes whose transcription in response to an immune challenge diverged across species also varied between single cells.

NX Prenatal and Indiana University School of Medicine are collaborating to develop exosome blood tests for preterm birth risk and preeclampsia.

The MIT team found that a previously uncharacterized Cas9 from Streptococcus canis has fewer PAM requirements than the more widely used S. pyogenes Cas9.

H.R. 7083, developed in collaboration with the National Society of Genetic Counselors, seeks to improve Medicare payment for genetic counselors.

The test is intended to identify patients with ROS1, NTRK, and ALK gene fusions for treatment with TP's investigational drug repotrectinib.

The company reported $5.92 billion in revenues for the quarter, driven by growth across its four business segments.

An Australian team has sequenced some 4,000 healthy individuals over 70 years old for the Medical Genome Reference Bank database.

Agena has an ongoing partnership with Guangzhou-based DaRui to develop MassArray-based diagnostics for cancer and inherited diseases for the Chinese market.

The company reported $853 million in total revenues for the quarter, driven by growth across its sequencing and microarray products.

A case-control GWAS of individuals of African descent led to four chromosome 6 SNPs with apparent ties to bleeding risk associated with warfarin anticoagulants.

AWS joins Google Cloud in supporting STRIDES, a nascent NIH program aimed at reducing barriers to large-scale biomedical data analysis via cloud computing.

The novel technology uses DNA-barcoded antibodies to enable single-cell RNA sequencing platforms to detect and quantify protein expression.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.