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The firm, Phenomix Sciences, anticipates that its test will help drive adoption of medications for obesity at a time when patients are reluctant to take them.

The agreement follows a number of other distribution deals Bioké has signed in recent months including ones with Omni Life Science, Syntec, and Namocell.

The UK Competition and Markets Authority has announced concerns that the $1.2 billion merger will reduce competition for Illumina and could scrutinize it further.

The San Diego-based firm emerged from stealth mode with a plan to develop technologies to improve the quality and reduce the cost of genetic analysis.

The funding will support development of a test for the Zika virus using Ontera's silicon nanopore-based molecular diagnostics platform.

The acquisition will bring to Invitae single-molecule, cell-free DNA analysis technology and enable lower cost NIPS testing.

H.R. 3235, a long time priority for the National Society of Genetic Counselors, would allow CMS to reimburse genetic counselors for counseling Medicare beneficiaries.

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has denied Foundation Medicine's request for Inter Partes review.

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 firm said that with the approval, the firm's liquid biopsy-based ExoDx Prostate IntelliScore (EPI) test is now available in every state.

The researchers are aiming to find molecular signatures in blood that identify previous exposures to materials associated with weapons of mass destruction.

The deal makes Greenville, South Carolina-based Premier the only US lab to offer the genetic risk analysis assay from Spain's Patia.

During the five-year collaboration, the partners will research disease-causing gene mutations and develop new CRISPR-based technologies for drug discovery.

Applied BioCode said that it now has access to higher volume laboratories that use the Roche MagNa Pure 96 System for sample extraction.

The company said it will use the funding to accelerate the launch of its core isotachophoresis platform for nucleic acid sample preparation.

The firms will collaborate to develop Synlogics pipeline of synthetic medicines using Ginkgo's microbial programming and optimization platform.

Consenting participants will have their deidentified sequence data used for research and will also have the chance to learn if they have clinically actionable results.

The companies signed an agreement earlier this year to jointly develop microbiome research services for international markets including a shotgun metagenomic sequencing-based service.

The partners are both "investing heavily" in the study and will have access to the data and to new technologies and interventions.

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.

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New US Department of Commerce rules will affect supercomputing in China, according to the Wall Street Journal.

A new analysis finds that it will be more than a century until female computer scientists publish at the same rate as their male counterparts, ScienceInsider reports.

Broad Institute researchers describe an approach they've dubbed "DNA microscopy."

In PLOS this week: epigenetic changes following hepatitis C virus treatment, metagenomic analysis of Ugandan children with febrile illness, and more.