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The combined solution will give health systems access to real-time genetics expertise so they can integrate genetic test results into patients' care.  

A study presented at the NSGC annual meeting found that tumor analysis and germline testing yielded discordant results in almost a quarter of cases.

HudsonAlpha researchers analyzed what, if any, errors healthcare providers in the neonatal intensive care unit made when returning sequencing results.

The study, presented at the NSGC annual conference last week, supports the broader use of panel testing for cancer patients suspected of hereditary disease. 

A National Society of Genetic Counselors panel discussed whether healthcare providers are ready for whole-genome sequencing to be adopted as a first-line test.

Genosity will combine its Integrated Genomic Toolkit with Israel-based Igentify's genetic counseling software, which both firms will comarket.

And After the Test

In an editorial at BMJ Opinion, two genetic counselors call for an increased focus on post-test patient care.

Joan Marks Dies

Joan Marks, who shaped the field of genetic counseling, has died at 91, the New York Times reports.

The company plans to use the funds to improve patient engagement and navigation within its Genome Care Delivery technology platform.

The MAGENTA and ProGen trials showed that video-based and online education can increase the number of patients getting tested compared to traditional approaches.  

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Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.

The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.

23andMe and Medscape say primary care physicians are increasingly more comfortable with discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing results.

In Science this week: analysis of genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, and more.