strategic plan

The document is one of the early fruits of GA4GH Connect, a five-year initiative to better align the group's objectives with the key needs of the international genomic data community.

The institute expects to announce its strategic plan in October 2020 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Human Genome Project.

Called GA4GH Connect, it calls on the alliance's 500-plus members to develop new data sharing standards for use in major international genomic data initiatives.

Core elements of the new program include integrating genomic data into electronic medical records and the establishment of a national genome center.

After a 54 percent quarter over quarter rise in sales of the test, Rosetta's CEO said that the realigned strategy will take the firm to profit more quickly. 

St. Louis-based Benson Hill will receive a grant from the NCGA, and will work with the group on breeding corn using its CropOS informatics platform.

After reporting FY2016 revenues below market expectations, Myriad discussed plans to increase sales of Prolaris, Vectra DA, EndoPredict, GeneSight, and myChoice HRD.

During an earnings call this week, the company provided an update on the progress it is making on myPath Melanoma, Prolaris, and companion diagnostics.

If it is able to implement its strategic goals, Myriad projected, it could have $1.5 billion in annual revenues by fiscal year 2020.

BD plans to launch a cell sorter for the genomics market over the next six months and to release an automated NGS library prep system in early 2016.

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A phylogenetic analysis indicates two venomous Australian spiders are more closely related than thought, the International Business Times reports.

Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.

In Science this week: CRISPR-based approach for recording cellular events, and more.

A new company says it will analyze customers' genes to find them a suitable date, though Smithsonian magazine says the science behind it might be shaky.