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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.

According to the Federal Register notice, after a first time FDA marketing authorization, manufacturers can commercialize new GHR tests without additional review.

23andMe said it plans to use the money raised to grow its customer base, expand its therapeutics group, and invest in its genetic research platform.

Earlier this week, the company launched Genomic Explorer in the US, a web-based service that enables consumers to upload their genomic data for viewing and analysis.

Last month, Helix launched an online marketplace of consumer genomics applications including ones for fitness, ancestry, and disease risk.

The latest offering puts the genetic testing company on the path toward becoming what it calls a preventive health service company.

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23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.

By studying koalas and a retrovirus that infects them, researchers may have uncovered a new sort of 'immune response' that occurs at the genomic level, Agence France Presse reports.

NPR reports that the first person in the US given a gene editing-based therapy for a genetic disorder is heading home.

In Science this week: ancient genomes reveal social inequality within individual households, new method for quantifying genetic variation in gene dosage, and more.