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With EMR upgrades, Penn and Rush now have structured genomic data informing clinical decision support in their precision oncology programs, but much work remains.

Investigators have developed an approach called RAMP-Seq in which targeted radiation of a suspicious lesion vastly increase levels ctDNA, aiding detection and allowing genotyping. 

The consortium will gather Nigerians' genomic, phenotypic, and clinical data in six geopolitical regions to study non-communicable and infectious diseases.

Though 10x will phase out its linked reads technology, it plans to introduce targeted RNA-seq for Chromium and FFPE sample compatibility for Visium.

The plan piggybacks on national influenza surveillance, testing flu-negative samples using the CDC's rRT-PCR test for the novel coronavirus.

Consumers have filed complaints about the San Diego-based firm's questionable business practices and lack of response in the last year. 

The program aims to consent up to 150,000 patients to a larger biobank program and return selective preemptive PGx results through their medical center physicians.

A recent study established high sensitivity and specificity for three CLIA waived point-of-care molecular flu tests in pediatric samples.

A handful of rapid 2019-nCoV assays are in the works which could help triage patients more effectively and avoid unnecessary quarantines.

The methods exploit a feature of Oxford Nanopore's technology that ejects molecules mid-read, enabling a new level of control over human DNA sequencing runs.

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

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.

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.