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Early backers can get their genome or exome sequenced at discounted rates of $999 and $399, respectively, limited to the first 10 and 50 users in each case.

The company has developed a panel of 15 genes, identified from scientific literature, that specifically link to an athlete's potential to respond to power or endurance training.  

Only 5 percent of respondents said they got tested through a consumer genomics firm, but the future market could be worth as much as $7 billion, analysts at UBS estimated.

Portable's mobile app allows patients to capture genotype, phenotype, and other data, and potentially profit from sharing it with interested third parties.

The price of WGS is at that "magic number" everyone has been waiting for, but is it enough to take genomics mainstream?

Researchers from Brigham and Women's and Harvard surveyed more than 1,600 new customers of 23andMe or Pathway Genomics in the US, of whom 80 were adopted.

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.

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