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George Church's Nebula is teaming with Hong Kong startup Longenesis to create a secure platform for individuals and biobanks to sell access to their genomes.

Luna DNA, which offers a cryptocurrency to reward people for sharing biological and medical data with researchers, has raised $4 million to date.

Startup Seqster will offer its personal health records platform for donors to manage EHR, wearables, and genomic information through the blood bank's web portal.

The company said that recent regulatory and reimbursement decisions have been favorable and will help spur adoption of clinical NGS testing.

Doctors and patients are still trying to figure out what role at-home genetic testing should play in healthcare, Newsweek says.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

The company is hoping that consumers will use its platform to manage their health data, to participate in research, and to learn about their own and their family's health risks.  

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.

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A federal judge has ruled that drug companies, device manufacturers, and universities need to provide missing clinical data from hundreds of trials to a federal website, ScienceInsider reports.

A genetic analysis suggests red pandas might actually belong to two different species, New Scientist reports.

NPR reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has fixed the problem with some of its SARS-CoV-2 testing kits.

In Nature this week: epigenetic factors that prevent healthy aging and more.