Color Genomics

NorthShore University HealthSystem is among the first of many interested in implementing genetic testing and tracking the population health impact, according to Color.

After a successful pilot that recruited 1,000 patients, NorthShore will now engage 10,000 people to receive Color's genomic testing in their primary care.

The company also said it will release its first polygenic risk score for cardiovascular disease early this year.

Here, Have a Test

Fortune reports that a Philadelphia-area hospital system is offering its employees free genetic testing.

Two recent publications suggest that DeepVariant's machine learning is far superior to traditional methods of variant calling, especially with hardware accelerators.

Othman Laraki, the CEO and co-founder of Color Genomics chats with Barron's Penta.

The company presented Color Data as a resource for variant classification scientists and hopes it will inspire industry peers to similarly share data.

Still Early

Stat News reports that pharmacogenomics testing in psychiatry may be ahead of the science.

Researchers led by MD Anderson’s Karen Lu want to know the most efficient genetic counseling strategy as more people are getting screened for cancer risk genes.

To Make Sure

CNBC reports that confirming a positive result from 23andMe's BRCA health report can be expensive.

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An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.