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Researchers will study the genetic underpinnings of cancer, heart disease, and respiratory illness by delving into the exome sequencing data from 40,000 Northern Nevadans.

The 4,000-participant study will use a digital enrollment platform and will provide free genetic testing as well as support from doctors and genetics experts.

23andMe's genetic health report is for three BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations most commonly found in people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

The consumer genomics firm says employer benefits programs could expand access to BRCA1/2, Lynch syndrome, and FH genetic testing in the general population.

Researchers constructed family trees with up to 13 million members from public genealogy profiles, but some disagree with their conclusions on the genetics of longevity.

Helix expects its online store will grow this year to include more than 50 genomics apps, including new health products from partners like Geisinger and Mayo.

The company plans to use the additional funds to introduce new genomics app products within its online store this year.

Startup Optra Health has added Alexa and Cortana compatibility to its AI platform to help consumers understand Ancestry.com- and 23andMe-type genetic tests.

The aim of the clinic is to educate and answer patients' questions about their health risks and consumer genetic testing they've ordered online.  

The Boston-based startup wants to help individuals interpret their HLA data for ancestry and health, and participate in research studies. 

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According to Gizmodo, researchers have developed a list of a million nucleic acid-like polymers that could store genetic information.

An opinion piece in the Washington Post argues that golden rice could save the sight and lives of many children.

US National Institutes of Health has issued a new draft data-sharing policy, ScienceInsider reports.

In Cell this week: analysis of immune microenvironment in hepatocellular carcinoma, proteogenomic analysis of clear cell renal cell carcinoma, and more.