consumer genomics

Myriad CEO Mark Capone said earnings during the quarter exceeded expectations based on strong volume growth from hereditary cancer and new products.

The genetic testing community is having a tough time deciphering FDA's intentions based on its authorization of 23andMe’s PGx test and a recent safety alert.

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Time reports that some experts have raised concerns about 23andMe's new direct-to-consumer pharmacogenetic tests.

The market authorization came with a number of caveats and special requirements that 23andMe must follow when selling its PGx tests to consumers.

The project is informing participants of familial hypercholesterolemia genetic test results, and hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, and Lynch syndrome results will follow.

ADx Healthcare is selling an APOE test on the Helix marketplace, while HealthLytix and Dash Genomics are marketing a polygenic hazard score for late-onset Alzheimer's.

23andMe is evaluating how third-party services are impacting customers' experiences and would like to see those services be more complementary to its own efforts.

Indian DTC genomics company Mapmygenome has enlisted Israel-based Digital DNAtix to move its interpretation and personalized medicine services to a blockchain.

Researchers led by MD Anderson’s Karen Lu want to know the most efficient genetic counseling strategy as more people are getting screened for cancer risk genes.

Large-scale population sequencing projects and consumer genomics markets are picking up and oncology continues to be a strong market for Illumina.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.