A new analysis pointed to a rise in over-generalized or incorrect bacterial identification by k-mer lowest common ancestor methods as the database has grown.
Through their joint venture, Berry and Prenetics aim to offer a range of direct-to-consumer genetic testing services to the Chinese market.
Fresh off its August IPO, the company reported $2.8 million in revenue for the quarter, up from $2.7 million a year ago.
The company accessioned approximately 78,000 samples in Q3 2018, up 95 percent from the year-ago quarter when it accessioned 40,000 samples..
The genetic testing firm said the revenue growth was driven by a 37 percent increase in the number of billable tests delivered in the quarter.
Researchers investigated the possibility of picking up intra-tumor genetic heterogeneity in tumor exomes, identifying false-positives and technical noise.
A re-analysis of genomic tests for 309 children with epilepsy altered diagnoses for more than a third of patients with a previously reported genetic variant.
The partners said they have agreed to work together on projects in a range of diseases, as well as establish research alliances with groups in China and Africa.
Company officials stressed the firm's drive to help connect industry and academia, and expand access to tools for precision medicine.
Stanford University's Michael Snyder found that methylome shifts preceded spikes in his blood glucose levels, suggesting profiling could detect disease.
Separate research groups have examined the genomes of modern and ancient Mongolian populations to study their ancestry, finding a relationship to Native Americans.
The award comes after DNAe completed the first phase of a contract valued at up to $51.9 million, which BARDA initiated in September 2016.
The company reported its third-quarter results concomitantly with an announcement that Illumina plans to acquire the firm for approximately $1.2 billion.
Illumina touted PacBio's accuracy, technology roadmap, and potential clinical applications as key to why the company wanted to acquire it.
Using a mouse model of immunotherapy resistant disease, the researchers found that this program could be targeted by an inhibitor to improve response.
Hmong and Karen immigrants to the US quickly lost diversity in their microbiomes and experienced shifts in the microbes present in their guts.
Researchers trained a machine-learning model to predict animal reservoirs or insect vectors for dozens of "orphan" viruses with unknown natural sources.
The company offers kits and services based on a synthetic long-read sequencing technology that enables short-read sequencers to generate long-read data.
The Darwin Tree of Life Project aims to sequence the genetic codes of 66,000 different species in the UK as part of the Earth BioGenome Project.
Researchers identified 133 neuronal and non-neuronal cell types using single-cell RNA-seq data for tens of thousands of cells from the mouse neocortex.
The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.
The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.
The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.
In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.