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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.

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.

Few Eyebrows Up

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.

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A German shepherd called Nala has had her genome sequenced.

A coronavirus serology test garners Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration, but the Los Angeles Times asks: how will tests like that be used?

Certain gene variants in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle may keep brains young, according to New Scientist.

In Science this week: increased CD8 T cell density and increased IFN-gamma response may indicate metastatic prostate cancer patients who will respond to immune checkpoint blockade therapy.