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The project, called Seq&Treat, will be implemented in Brazil, China, Georgia, India, and South Africa starting in October.

The Center for Genomic Health will be one facet of the new James Center for Artificial Intelligence and Human Health, funded by a philanthropic gift.

The testing programs are financially supported by the drugmakers, and will allow Invitae to provide free testing and genetic counseling for rare inherited retinal disease and primary immunodeficiencies.

The five-year gift will support the building and maintenance of the NYGC's genomics infrastructure to work with its institutional founding members.

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USA Today reports that Department of Veterans Affairs is teaming up with Sanford Health to provide veterans with genetic testing.

The program is supported via a $25 million gift from philanthropist Denny Sanford and matching contributions fundraised by Sanford Health.

The award will go toward the development of MicrobeDx's technology for detecting the presence of bacteria in clinical urine specimens and to which antibiotics they are susceptible.

The university has renamed its genomics center, specializing in the gut microbiome, the Edison Family Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology.

The funds will be used to develop personalized treatments through collaborations within the Boston community, speed up clinical trials, and remove data bottlenecks.

The Harris Center for Precision Wellness will leverage emerging technologies in genomics, digital health, and data science. 

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The Guardian reports that some UK physicians are calling for increased regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

US tax agency says 23andMe's genetic health test can be claimed as a medical expense for tax purposes, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Two Democratic lawmakers argue at USA Today that independent science is under attack by the Trump Administration.

In PLOS this week: networks of genes co-expressed in depression, role of minichromosome maintenance genes in lung adenocarcinoma, and more.