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The partnerships are in the areas of consumer applications in reproductive health, and genetics-focused educational programs and entrepreneurship support.

The organization's bioethics committee called for a moratorium on germline editing and regulations on personal genomic testing.

The availability of consumer genomics services has also made it possible for adoptees to bypass state adoption laws, many of which restrict access to their records.

The test, called CancerIntercept Detect, is aimed at the early discovery of malignancies in asymptomatic people with an elevated risk of developing cancer, and can be ordered directly through Pathway and its online doctor network.

The company, called Helix, has received commitments for more than $100 million in financing and has signed on the Mayo Clinic and LabCorp as initial partners.

23andMe has seen a rebound in its ancestry testing business, and hopes that it will be able to return health information to US customers by the year end.

Thanks to a new array, NatGeo will now offer customers expanded Y chromosome and mtDNA analyses, setting it apart in a competitive consumer genomics market.

The collaboration will use AncestryDNA's databases, tools, and algorithms to investigate the genetics of families whose individuals live unusually long lives.

AncestryHealth is a new online resource that the family history company hopes will blossom into a larger business segment devoted exclusively to health.

Industry observers believe that Y chromosome sequencing services — until now the domain of advanced genetic genealogists and academics — could become more popular.

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Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.