Any short-term gains the bill may have on encouraging healthier lifestyles wouldn’t be worth the crippling effects it could have on the genomics field, leaders in the space said.
The combination test will allow clinicians to analyze breast cancer patients for germline hereditary cancer markers at the same time as they search their blood for driver mutations.
The new assay, called the CellMax-DNA Genetic Cancer Risk Test, will complement CellMax Life's planned slate of liquid biopsy assays for early cancer detection.
The database is intended to provide the research community with a resource of control cases to aid in the evaluation of variants of unknown significance in breast cancer.
Under the Color Family Testing Program, family members of patients who tested positive for a gene on Color's hereditary cancer test can be tested for $50.
A year after launching the test in the US, the company is making it available in more than 100 countries, partnering with distributors in Israel, Turkey, and Finland.
Under the terms of the deal, Color Genomics will integrate Kapa Biosystems' library construction reagents into its NGS workflow.
Dozens of government agencies, academic institutions, and a various public and private sector organizations have now committed to driving the initiative forward.
Diatherix and Color Genomics now carry both CLIA certification and CAP accreditation.
Researchers are hoping the 100,000-patient WISDOM study will lead to genetically informed breast cancer screening based on a woman's unique risk factors.
The nonprofit Biden Cancer Initiative is suspending its operations, according to the Associated Press.
Researchers examine how white nationalists handle personal genetic ancestry results that conflict with their racist worldview, the New York Times reports.
NPR speaks with research participants before and after they learn their APOE E4 status, which affects their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
In PLOS this week: genetic characterization of Toxoplasma gondii strains, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus uncovered in Sudan, and more.