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CNBC reports Apple is partnering with Color Genomics to offer its employees free DNA screening for disease.

The researchers believe their findings could be used to change how patients' risk for breast cancer, colon cancer, or heart disease is calculated.

Members, spouses, and adult dependents from 13 locals will have access to Color's genomic services, including physician-ordered genetic tests.

Findings of a new study point to the need for technological solutions and education to improve local healthcare providers' ability to discuss genetic information with patients.

Despite the step-up in FDA action against labs offering PGx tests, the success of these programs suggests that access to them isn't being stifled as some feared.

Within the program, Ochsner is hoping to improve preventive care in certain cancer and cardiac conditions with information from genetic tests performed by Color.

The companies are collaborating to return actionable genetic information to all participants of the Project Baseline Health Study.

Researchers found that 14 percent of individuals with metastatic breast cancer had risky mutations germline mutations, including patients who did not meet testing criteria.

The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.

The company will provide counseling in multiple languages and connect people to local healthcare resources so they can use the genetic information they've learned in their own care. 

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Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.

According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.