Magdalena Walkiewicz from Baylor College of Medicine and Carin Yates from GeneDx presented their labs' initial findings from exome sequencing of fetal DNA samples.
Under their deal, each company will provide their customers with access to the others' services for studying host-microbiome relationships.
Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.
UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.
The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.
In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.