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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. 

At the Precision Medicine World Conference, Invitae executives noted that early experience in the genetic screening pilot found more people received positive results than previously expected.

The Chinese government has implemented clearer regulatory guidance for genomic tests and invested in both clinical testing and research, spurring growth.

Growing interest in precision medicine is spurring genetic testing services claiming to personalize diets, but Janssens' research indicates the evidence is still lacking.

Following a successful pilot with 23andMe, the Healthy Nevada Project partners with Helix to increase the depth of genomics data while giving participants access to DNA results.

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NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.