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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.

Rainbow will offer Color's hereditary cancer and heart health genetic risk assessment tests to patients in Hong Kong.

The study aims to understand the willingness of individuals with a clinical diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia and their family members to undergo confirmatory genetic testing.

The firm will provide its genetic testing, counseling, and cascade screening to patients seen at a group of US health systems, focusing on CDC Tier 1 conditions.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.