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The new company, called Inex Innovate, aims by next year to introduce new tests for ovarian cancer and breast cancer in Asian women.

Using single-cell sequencing and an in vitro culture system, researchers followed transcriptomic and epigenomic features over time in three main embryonic cell lineages.

A Few Days

The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.

Researchers saw representatives from at least three population clusters who died up to 1,000 years apart at the "enigmatic" site in the Indian Himalayas.

Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.

The company will bring its Mastermind genomic search engine to clinical labs in China, where early tests have shown a sharp reduction in VUS search time.

A little-studied aspect of Thermococcus sp. DNA polymerase may become the foundation for a new sequencing-by-synthesis chemistry.

To Give a Microbiome?

Nature News reports there are a handful of clinical trials underway to evaluate vaginal microbiome seeding of newborns born via caesarian section.

In PLOS this week: gene variant may protect against trypanosomiasis, GLIS3 role in type 2 diabetes, and more.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.