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Several commercial NIPT providers in the US said they are planning to participate in the new program.

The Pinnacle assay for gene fusions and gene expression in tumor samples is the first in Cofactor's new line of clinical RNA-sequencing assays.

The lab was opened earlier this year as the company's central genomics lab in North America, offering various genomic services such as DNA sequencing.

The molecular diagnostics arm of Patrick Soon-Shiong's healthcare empire performs sequencing and proteomic analysis for the GPS Cancer test.

The Strand Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine lab is now accredited in India to perform three of Strand's most popular tests. 

It is also the first such lab in China to be licensed by the State of California, allowing it to process samples from the state.

The contract research organization's Atlanta-based facility has received the imprimatur for its oncology testing services.

The firm develops next-generation sequencing-based tumor profiling tests and last year launched a tumor profiling consortium in Canada.

The firm said that theUSfederal government recognizes the CAP accreditation program as being equal to or more stringent than its own inspection program.

It said the Hong Kong lab is the first in China to receive CAP accreditation.

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Genetic ancestry testing can affect a person's sense of identity, the New York Times Magazine writes.

Nebula Genomics is launching its genome sequencing service for free for people who provide certain information about themselves, the Boston Globe reports.

In PLOS this week: grey wolf population genomics, mutations associated with lung adenocarcinoma survival, and more.

An opinion piece at Bloomberg discusses China's stance on genomic research.