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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.

The Healthy Nevada Project will enroll an additional 40,000 participants to be exome sequenced through Helix and receive a free app from its online genomics marketplace.

The firm plans to offer genome, gut microbiome, and epigenome analyses and will collaborate with nutritional supplement developer and majority shareholder Thorne.

The newly launched LunaDNA hopes that its community model of compensating individuals for contributing genomic and health information will lead to better research.

EncrypGen will integrate its genetics blockchain solution into the Health Wizz consumer health app, and will sell Codigo46's genetic testing product through its website.

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In a cartoon, Vox explores the lack of women among this year's winners of the Nobel Prize.

Science reports a new US defense bill would establish two groups aimed at combating foreign influence on research. 

Nature Biotechnology discusses promising early results from two clinical trials of CRISPR-based therapy for β-thalassemia and sickle cell disease.

In Cell this week: analysis of tissue clones, metagenomic studies of ocean water samples, and more.