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The company, called Helix, has received commitments for more than $100 million in financing and has signed on the Mayo Clinic and LabCorp as initial partners.

23andMe has seen a rebound in its ancestry testing business, and hopes that it will be able to return health information to US customers by the year end.

Thanks to a new array, NatGeo will now offer customers expanded Y chromosome and mtDNA analyses, setting it apart in a competitive consumer genomics market.

The collaboration will use AncestryDNA's databases, tools, and algorithms to investigate the genetics of families whose individuals live unusually long lives.

AncestryHealth is a new online resource that the family history company hopes will blossom into a larger business segment devoted exclusively to health.

Industry observers believe that Y chromosome sequencing services — until now the domain of advanced genetic genealogists and academics — could become more popular.

Kailos has launched a model where consumers can order testing without a doctor's prescription, but would need a doctor to view and interprest results.

The company made the move after several media outlets falsely reported that Ancestry had divulged the identify of a donor without a police warrant.

While it may be dominating the market in terms of sales, some industry observers believe that AncestryDNA has work to do before it can challenge the quality of services offered by its rivals.

For the first time in the consumer genomics industry, AncestryDNA will provide customers with a list of probable ancestors based solely on their microarray data.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

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