Ancestry.com People in the News: New Appointments at Sema4, NHGRI, Dante Labs, Ancestry, More Ancestry to Acquire French Genealogy Firm Geneanet The deal comes about eight months after Ancestry shut down its health and lifestyle DNA test business to focus exclusively on the genetic genealogy market. 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. Aug 3, 2020 Ancestry Rolls Out Sequencing-Based Health Offering Focused on Common Conditions Premium Jun 15, 2020 U of Edinburgh Study to Use Consumer Genomics Data to Determine COVID-19 Genetic Risk 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 Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.