Ancestry.com Ancestry Shutters Health Offering, Raising Questions About Future of Consumer Genomics Premium The decision comes amid a general slowdown in the market, yet also showcases the continued appeal of ancestry-related applications. Ancestry to Discontinue NGS-Based AncestryHealth Service Ancestry will focus more on family history and genetic genealogy, and called the move a "strategic but difficult decision." Blackstone to Acquire Ancestry for $4.7B The New York-based multinational investment company will acquire Ancestry from current stakeholders Silver Lake, Spectrum Equity, Permira, and others. Ancestry Rolls Out Sequencing-Based Health Offering Focused on Common Conditions Premium The next iteration of Ancestry's Health experience seeks to provide customers with actionable information about certain commonly inherited health conditions. U of Edinburgh Study to Use Consumer Genomics Data to Determine COVID-19 Genetic Risk In the study, called Coronagenes, the team aims to identify genes that influence the risk of developing COVID-19 and affect disease severity. Apr 24, 2020 People in the News: Megan Bailey, Maureen Cronin, Ronald Park, Ingo Chakravarty, More Apr 24, 2020 Ancestry to Make Consumer Genomics Database Available for COVID-19 Research Project Apr 23, 2020 Finland's Negen Introduces Pharmacogenomics Panel for COVID-19 Therapies Mar 6, 2020 As Consumer Genomics Market Cools, Providers Ponder Better Ways to Reach Customers Premium Feb 6, 2020 Ancestry Lays off 6 Percent of Employees due to Consumer Slump Jan 9, 2020 Forensic Genomics Market Advances Due to Consumer Databases, Technology Innovation Premium Dec 5, 2019 Ancestry Grant Marks New Direction for Wolters Kluwer's UpToDate Premium Oct 30, 2019 Ancestry Awards $1M to UpToDate to Support Physician Genetic Testing Oct 15, 2019 Ancestry Begins Genetic Testing Services for Health Premium Oct 7, 2019 Appeals Court Upholds Unpatentability of 23andMe IP Jun 7, 2019 NatGeo Discontinues Genographic Ancestry Kit Sales, Will Shutter Service by End of 2020 Premium May 28, 2019 MyHeritage Moves Into Health with New Genetic Testing Offering, Underscoring Industry Trend Premium May 2, 2019 Controversial Ancestry Ad Reignites Discussion About Minorities and Consumer Genomics Feb 8, 2019 Genetic Genealogy Firms Reassure Clients About Data Privacy After FTDNA Divulges FBI Partnership Premium Jan 10, 2019 Consumer Genomics Poised for Growth in 2019 as Providers Diversify Offerings Premium May 14, 2018 23andMe Sues Ancestry for Patent Infringement, Misleading Marketing Apr 20, 2018 People in the News: Patrick Kaltenbach, Margo Georgiadis, William Bonello, More Mar 16, 2018 Intermountain Healthcare Combining Consumer Genomics Data With EHRs to Propel Research Premium Mar 1, 2018 Heritability of Longevity May be Lower Than Assumed, Analysis of Giant Family Trees Suggests Premium Jan 12, 2018 As Consumer Genomics Databases Grow With New Users, Observers Ponder the Industry's Future Premium Load More Breaking News Alzheimer's Disease Phosphoproteomics Study Uncovers Signaling Abnormalities Genetic Analysis of H. Pylori Indicates Americas Colonized in One Main Migration Event BillionToOne Raises $55M in Series B Financing GeninCode to Launch Cardiovascular Disease Risk Tests in US With Eversana Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Illumina, Liquid Biopsy, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and More Becton Dickinson Sues Beckman Coulter Over Cell Analysis, Sorting IP The Scan Another Resignation According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug. Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19. Can't Be Used The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports. PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.