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A genetic testing utilization service launched by Stanford in 2015 helped cut the number of inappropriately ordered tests in half and saved about $250,000 during the first year.

Clinicians in the hospital will use IBM's Watson to identify possible options for diagnosing and treating rare pediatric diseases starting with kidney disease.

Most study participants seem to be increasingly comfortable contributing their genetic results to their electronic medical records as the study progresses.

Use of the blood culture panel in a community hospital setting led to shorter time to targeted treatment for the patient and a shorter stay in the hospital.

The data, presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting, showed that doctors referred only 4 percent of women with low Corus CAD scores for further cardiac evaluation.

The collaboration will explore the clinical utility of Trovagene's platform for detecting and monitoring EGFR mutations in lung cancer patients. 

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A letter criticizing actions by the US government and research institutions toward Chinese and Chinese-American scientists has garnered more than a hundred signatories.

NPR reports that researchers in New York are investigating whether it is possible to edit the genomes of human sperm.

In an opinion piece at the Nation, Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher argues that everyone should be able to access prenatal genetic testing.

In Nature this week: ancient DNA uncovers presence of Mediterranean migrants at a Himalayan lake, and more.