clinical genomics

Silicon Valley Startup Jungla has a 10-year vision of its founders to improve large-scale correlation of mutations and disease.

After raising $320M in venture capital, Tempus hopes to sequence 100,000 samples in 2019 as it expands its precision medicine program into depression and diabetes.

The center, set to open next year, will establish a national sequencing infrastructure, manage a national genome database, and make the data available for research.

Before broad implementation, the healthcare system will gauge the feasibility of the screening program, patient impact, and cost-benefit in a pilot phase.

At the National Society of Genetic Counselors annual meeting, a number of clinicians said they conduct their own investigations of variants in clinical lab reports.

In a poster presented at AMIA, just one-third of IGNITE participants had external structured genomic test results in their EHRs to inform clinical decision support.

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.

HudsonAlpha's Genome Gateway collects family histories and facilitates secure communication between patients, clinicians, and researchers.

GenomOncology has embedded Genomenon's Mastermind search results into its own Molecular Tumor Board software to help oncologists make clinical decisions.

Investigators reported on efforts to help labs better implement guidelines and measure disease associations, and to create shared languages for variants across different databases.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.