consumer genomics Seqster Closes $12M Series A Funding Round With investors including 23andMe's Wojcicki, the data aggregation firm is looking to accelerate technology development and company growth. Seqster, Medable Team on Data Integration for Clinical Trials The two California startups will aggregate genomic and phenotypic data, including social determinants of health, to support and manage decentralized clinical trials. GenomSys Banks on MPEG-G Standard to Make Genome Analysis Mobile Premium With a new CEO, the Swiss startup expects to have its consumer-facing mobile app ready by midyear. Ancestry Shutters Health Offering, Raising Questions About Future of Consumer Genomics Premium The decision comes amid a general slowdown in the market, yet also showcases the continued appeal of ancestry-related applications. Ancestry to Discontinue NGS-Based AncestryHealth Service Ancestry will focus more on family history and genetic genealogy, and called the move a "strategic but difficult decision." Dec 10, 2020 Following Acquisition, UK Firm MyHealthChecked Launches SARS-CoV-2 Consumer Testing Service Premium Nov 23, 2020 Prototype GenoShare Tool Aims to Help Patients Understand Risks of Genomic Data Sharing Premium Oct 26, 2020 GoodCell Raises $17.9M for Analytics Technology, Personal Biobanking Sep 21, 2020 Nebula Genomics, Oasis Labs Partner to Offer Secure Personal Genomic Data Sep 10, 2020 Researchers Encourage Forensics Labs to Adopt New Genomic Technologies for Relationship Testing Premium Aug 18, 2020 23andMe Garners FDA Clearance for CYP2C19 PGx Test Report Aug 5, 2020 Blackstone to Acquire Ancestry for $4.7B Aug 3, 2020 Ancestry Rolls Out Sequencing-Based Health Offering Focused on Common Conditions Premium Apr 24, 2020 Ancestry to Make Consumer Genomics Database Available for COVID-19 Research Project Mar 6, 2020 As Consumer Genomics Market Cools, Providers Ponder Better Ways to Reach Customers Premium Mar 2, 2020 ADx Healthcare to Launch Alzheimer's Polygenic Risk Test Through Japanese Clinic Feb 6, 2020 Ancestry Lays off 6 Percent of Employees due to Consumer Slump Jan 28, 2020 Precision Health Company ixLayer Introduces Platform to Streamline Genetic Test Delivery Premium Jan 2, 2020 Personalized Medicine in 2019: Options Increasing But Are They Reaching Patients? Premium Jan 2, 2020 PHR Startup Ciitizen Sees Hope in Aggregating Genotype, Phenotype Data for Patients Premium Dec 17, 2019 Direct-to-Consumer Biobanking Firm LifeVault Bio Raises $5.6M Dec 5, 2019 Ancestry Grant Marks New Direction for Wolters Kluwer's UpToDate Premium Nov 15, 2019 Employee Benefits Programs Share Early Experiences Implementing Genetic Testing Premium Nov 11, 2019 Invitae to Acquire Genetic Counseling Chatbot Developer for $50M Oct 24, 2019 Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative Ending Recruitment Phase Load More Breaking News Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel Type 1 Diabetes GWAS, Fine-Mapping Leads to New Genetic Loci, Potential Drug Targets LSU Health Sciences Center Wins $2.4M to Lead SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Program NanoString Technologies, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Partner on Cell Therapy Project BGI Americas Collaborating With Champions Oncology on Proteomic Cancer Research Personal Genome Diagnostics Inks Cancer Genomic Profiling Deal with Duke University Health System The Scan Missed Early Cases A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports. Limited Journal Editor Diversity A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist. How Much of a Threat? Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned. PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.