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Color researchers reported that 21.7 percent of individuals with pathogenic variants in well-established genes did not meet guidelines for testing.
By profiling hereditary risk variants in women with breast cancer, researchers hope to lay the foundation for future genetic testing programs in the Caribbean country.
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.
Fortune reports that a Philadelphia-area hospital system is offering its employees free genetic testing.
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.