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A new company will be established to develop a service platform using blockchain technology for medical services and personalized health management.

The partners plan to apply genomics to traditional Chinese medicine.

Qrativ, a joint venture of Mayo Clinic and Nference, seeks new treatments for rare diseases by coupling Mayo research with publicly available genomic data sets.

The companies formed the joint venture in 2008 to commercialize BioMérieux's IVD products and medical instruments in Japan.

The new company will develop microbiome diagnostics for multiple indications including inflammatory bowel disease and liver disorders.

Fulgent reached an agreement with two Chinese firms to establish a joint venture to offer genetic testing services in China. 

The company will pay nearly $2.1 million to the liquidating trust for the now-bankrupt HDL in order to resolve outstanding debt from a former joint lab venture.

Partnering with Biodist Group, the South Korean molecular diagnostics firm is looking to move into non-human applications such as food safety testing.

Agilent will provide technology and training for the jointly-run lab, expanding on a 2011 deal to open a microarray technology center at Monash University Malaysia.

Emory and Eurofins, following their JV last year, plan to open several clinical genetics labs across the globe that draw on EGL's expertise.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.