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The firm hopes to return fewer VUS in its test reports and to accelerate the resolution of uncertain results issued to patients in that past.

The team analyzed multigene panel test data from Ambry Genetics for 165,000 individuals, focusing on hereditary cancer risk related to 32 genes in six cancer types.

By profiling hereditary risk variants in women with breast cancer, researchers hope to lay the foundation for future genetic testing programs in the Caribbean country.

Researchers classified 64 hereditary cancer gene variants with RNA genetic test data, investigating related management changes and potential impacts in other DNA test recipients.

My Gene Counsel's confirmatory testing program is the latest example of how the healthcare system is adapting to consumers' growing appetite for genetic testing.

Ambry researchers recently published a study suggesting that roughly 40 percent of genetic variants reported in raw data from DTC genetic tests may be wrong.

MSK's PathoMAN achieved 94 percent and 81 percent concordance with results from three commercial labs for pathogenic and benign variants, respectively.

The article argues that PRS are bad at identifying those who will develop disease but others say this is the same for widely used risk factors.

CMS's move to restrict coverage could limit test access for early-stage cancer patients and negatively impact lab revenues.

Among the firms presenting, 10x noted that it doubled its revenue growth in 2018, and Myriad discussed the impact that new tests are having on its growth.

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In PLOS this week: preconception carrier screening program results, comparative genomics-based analysis of Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, and more.

Canadian regulators are beginning to share information from new drug studies, Undark reports.

In a column at the Dallas Morning News, the Stanley Medical Research Institute's E. Fuller Torrey says the Human Genome Project hasn't delivered on promised results.

Researchers explore a possible genetic cause for some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, KOMO News reports.