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Color Genomics

The initiative, funded in partnership with NHGRI and Color, will mentor 40 trainees through a competitive process and host programs to encourage diversity.

A NorthShore University HealthSystem and Color pilot picked up pathogenic variants in nearly 9 percent of unselected individuals with a hereditary cancer gene test.

By focusing too heavily on family history, the Preventive Services Task Force is missing many opportunities for prevention, patient advocates, industry players, and researchers say.  

The article argues that PRS are bad at identifying those who will develop disease but others say this is the same for widely used risk factors.

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.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.