Konica said that the deal represents its first step toward building a presence in the precision medicine field, with an eye toward Japan and then Europe.
Through prospective pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma testing, researchers saw germline mutations in new genes and in cases outside of current germline testing criteria.
At the ACMG annual conference in Phoenix last week, several labs and companies discussed their efforts in healthy genome sequencing.
The study, which evaluated data from 65,000 women on 21 genes, identified new risk genes and those that confer no risk, and the findings may have clinical implications.
The research team's data demonstrated that Sanger confirmation is necessary to provide accurate NGS test results to patients.
A retrospective review of panel sequencing data presented at the National Society of Genetic Counselors conference linked BRCA2 to primary brain cancer cases.
The prospective multi-site research study aims to determine the mutation prevalence of pancreatic cancer patients with a hereditary predisposition to the disease.
Drug developers and genetic testing firms are contemplating how best to share variant classification data while protecting their commercial interests.
Ambry's new lab provides a streamlined, automated workflow that has allowed the company to triple its daily testing volume since it opened more than four months ago.
Nature News examines how science in the UK may fare as Boris Johnson, the next prime minister, pursues Brexit.
CNN reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the US has expanded its DNA testing to seven sites along the southern border.
In PNAS this week: role for exosomes in neuronal circuit development, tuberculosis pathogen enzymes, and more.
Undoing Obamacare protections could affect people's willingness to undergo genetic testing, Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher and the University of Iowa College of Law's Anya Prince write at BuzzFeed News.