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At the American Society of Clinical Oncology's virtual meeting, investigators presented two new studies of BluePrint classification patterns.

In Phase 2 pilots, four healthcare organizations helped HL7 refine its FHIR Genomics specification but  uncovered many remaining hurdles to true interoperability.

Polygenic risk scores have the potential to impact cancer screening, autoimmune disease testing, and therapeutics development, but more diverse data is needed.

The technique could be used to study DNA repair at high resolution in space, time, and genomic coordinates, the researchers said.

The company enters a race to the clinic with several direct competitors, including Guardant Health and CellMax Life, as well as other firms pursuing multi-cancer screening.

The company's adaptive low-resource testing technology requires no instrumentation and limited equipment, making it adaptable to settings without clinical lab infrastructure.

The Minneapolis-based firm believes the assay can successfully serve as a clinical indicator for patients at risk of developing high-grade prostate cancer (HGPC), thereby improving prostate cancer management. 

Several groups are developing diagnostic viral genome sequencing assays and panels, which promise high sensitivity and additional information on viral origin and spread.

The first version of the platform, which the company submitted for Emergency Use Authorization to the US FDA last week, analyzes RNA extracted from a swab.

The method, called representative sequencing, homogenizes chunks of leftover tumor tissue following pathology extraction to capture an unbiased profile of the tumor's cellular heterogeneity.

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The Hill reports 17 states and the District of Columbia are suing over a new policy that would strip international students of their visas if they only attend classes online.

The editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says other lawmakers should take Florida's approach and provide additional protections against genetic discrimination.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employees call on the agency to label racism a public health crisis and examine its own policies, NPR reports.

In PNAS this week: genetic evidence for Inca resettlement, analysis of spermatogonial stem cell transcriptomes, and more.