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Last week, GenomeWeb's readers were most interested in Alberto Gutierrez's decision to leave the US Food and Drug Administration after 25 years of service.

Using a new algorithm, JCVI and Human Longevity researchers revealed potential re-identification risks using trait prediction from genome sequences.

The company said the layoffs are part of a cost-reduction plan that aims to initially cut annual operating expenses by $1.7 million.

More than 200 bone mineral density-linked loci turned up using data for over 140,000 individuals, including 153 new loci.

Luminex alleges that Curiox's objective has been to cobble together an unvalidated "Frankenstein-ish" system that fails at producing accurate test results. 

Researchers found 7 percent of mutations in children's DNA could be traced to postzygotic mosaic mutations present early in their parents' embryonic development.

The Index gained 4 percent, outperforming the Dow and the Nasdaq, but underperformed the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index, which rose 5 percent.

A life sciences industrial strategy out this week provided long-term guidance for supporting and enhancing growth in the sector in the UK.

The firm extended its cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of Alere's Series B convertible perpetual preferred stock until the end of the day on Sept. 15.

The lab is a major genetic testing supplier to all 27 of Australia's major beef cattle associations, and provides services for other farm animals.

Tempus will work with the center to develop personalized medicine regimens for cancer patients, initially focusing on hematological and pancreatic malignancies.

Genome and transcriptome sequences from hundreds of pediatric cancer cases led to somatic mutations and fusions suspected of producing potentially targetable antigens.

The shelf registration follows a recent $56.5 million financing and comes amid an expansion of the firm's commercial operations.

The investment bank began coverage with an Outperform rating, noting that Horizon's recent acquisition of Dharmacon is highly complementary and synergistic.

The company said the dramatic increase was driven by a one-time buy-out of patents related to colorectal cancer by Exact Sciences.

The molecular diagnostics firm was told on Wednesday that it is again in compliance with a rule calling for a $1 minimum bid on its share price.

The researchers used this approach to show how non-coding variation associated with human immune dysfunction alters context-specific gene programs. 

Investigators used gene expression and immunological profiling to detect distinct immune responses in dengue virus-infected children with or without symptoms.

The company also said that net income for the first half of 2017 rose 18 percent year over year to €101 million from €85.7 million.

The study will perform next-generation sequencing on archival tumor tissue from 200 individuals with metastatic urothelial cancer.

Asia Genomics will distribute NantHealth's cancer molecular profiling service in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

Data from several large cohorts suggests that a variant in LILRB5 may produce a propensity for muscle pain or myalgia, upping the risk of statin intolerance.

The integration could provide a more complete phenotypic picture that helps clinicians prioritize genetic variants that may have otherwise been missed.

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Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.