Clinical Sequencing

The firm, launched last September, said in an SEC document that it is targeting $5 million in the financing round. 

Researchers involved with the WGS500 study reported on findings from more than 150 clinical cases assessed by whole-genome sequencing.

The partners will sequence genes known to affect drug metabolism and response to create electronic medical record alerts and find clinically relevant gene variants.

Quest has been offering the test since April 13 through its Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute in San Juan Capistrano, California.

The company has established a streamlined workflow that customizes and automates key steps of the sample prep process.

In Science this week: swapping yeast genes with human orthologs to study conservation of function, and more.

Hong Kong is using DNA phenotyping to shame litterers.

A study appearing in Cell suggests some metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients could benefit from PARP inhibitor therapy.

NIH's Francis Collins writes that scientific advances are poised to help populations all over the world, but more scientists are needed to keep the momentum.