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An association study involving more than 100,000 individuals led to overlapping and distinct variants involved in bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and subtypes of each.

Benchmark led a new investment round in digital lab notebook maker Benchling, which claims 500 percent year-over-year growth in annual recurring revenue.

With the California licensure, the company’s PCR-based Colvera colorectal cancer monitoring test is available in all US states except New York.

Telehealth service provider GeneMatters is teaming with Clear Genetics to extend the reach of its genetic counselors for health systems and labs.

With panel sequencing data for more than 143,000 individuals, researchers characterized intragenic copy number variants in hundreds of monogenic disease genes.

The companies will offer free testing to  more rapidly identify individuals with certain mutations, supporting Inozyme's efforts to develop and test new treatments.

Researchers analyzed a dozen genomes from individuals who lived in Morocco or Iberia during the Neolithic to find a complex population history in North Africa.

Physicians can now use the Dako PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx assay to identify cervical cancer patients who may benefit from the anti-PD1 immunotherapy.

Researchers can apply to receive $100,000 in matched funds from Intermountain to cover project costs related to high-throughput genomic sequencing.

The Somatic Cell Genome Editing program was established earlier this year to help remove barriers from the adoption of genome editing for treating patients.

By analyzing more than 100 testicular germ cell tumors, investigators characterized mutation, methylation, and other patterns in four histological subtypes of the disease.

The funding totals up to $5.6 million over five years and will incorporate Talis' proprietary SlipChip technology.

The effort will provide individuals with genetic testing to determine if they have the disorder, and when necessary,  with genetic testing counselling.

The firm said that the decline was due to a customer shifting to internalizing genetic ordering, adverse weather, and the loss of an undisclosed commercial payor.  

At ASM Microbe, the University of Wisconsin's Caitlin Pepperell described her work putting Mycobacterium tuberculosis genomics into a historical context.

In exchange, Editas has the exclusive right to be the first to negotiate for licenses to genome-editing inventions that arise from the sponsored research.

Using data for more than 140,000 individuals, researchers narrowed in on 63 new prostate cancer-associated loci and established a polygenic score linked to enhanced risk.

Under the agreement, the companies plan to develop a customized solution that can be widely deployed for DNA sequencing.

Quest, the largest private, independent medical laboratory in Singapore, will now be able to offer Lucence's menu of liquid biopsy tests to its patients.

The tests have received coverage decisions from a number of Blue Cross Blue Shield plans this year including ones in California and New Jersey.

Public health microbiologists are forging ahead with WGS, even as others caution that it may not yet be ready for such a role, said speakers at ASM Microbe 2018.

Metagenomics can help researchers and clinicians uncover sources of infectious disease and discern whether pathogens are resistant to antimicrobials.

Cooper took a $24.4 million impairment charge in the second quarter on the intangible assets it acquired in 2016 from carrier screening firm Recombine.

The approach generates a gRNA against a common genetic element called the flippase recognition target, making genome editing faster and scarless in E. coli.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.