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The company published a letter on its website explaining that the genetic and other analyses involved in its services were too costly for customers to support.

Patients within the project and their physicians will be able to access Genome Medical's genetic specialists to address concerns and incorporate genetic information into care.

My Gene Counsel's confirmatory testing program is the latest example of how the healthcare system is adapting to consumers' growing appetite for genetic testing.

Healthcare providers continue to worry about the impact of 23andMe's health risk reports but there is also growing acceptance of the DTC testing model.

The new channel, to be launched in the second quarter, is part of the company's plan to make genetic testing affordable and accessible to everyone.

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe has a newly cleared colorectal cancer risk test.

LunaDNA parent company LunaPBS will combine its technology platform with Genetic Alliance's PEER system to advance patient-centric research.

In an effort to lift patient access barriers, the company is launching a model whereby consumers will be able to initiate test orders online.

Blockchain-based startup EncrypGen will take advantage of Murrieta Genomics' sequencing lab and business services to market its Gene-Chain platform for data sharing.

As consumer genomics firms ramp up marketing for Alzheimer's risk tests, one  support group says experts should help people understand the results and potential negative effects.

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The US Department of Justice has proposed a rule change to enable DNA to be collected from migrants, the Associated Press reports.

Bernard Fisher, a surgeon who changed how breast cancer is treated, has died at 101, the New York Times reports.

Washington Post columnist writes that she is skeptical about DNA-based diets.

In PNAS this week: recurrent inactivation of DEPDC5 in gastrointestinal stromal tumors, taxonomic reliability of GenBank sequences, and more.