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The American Board of Genetic Counseling has appointed Susan Estabrooks Hahn of the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami to be its president-elect.

Cautious optimism seems to be the prevailing mood among some of the bioinformatics vendors that have signed up to develop analysis tools for Illumina’s BaseSpace applications store.

GeneTalk, an informatics startup based in Berlin, is hoping to make its bread and butter by providing customers with algorithms to prioritize disease variants and a forum through which they can find additional information about these variants from others in the community.

DNANexus has appointed Marc Olesen to serve as president and chief operating officer.

Bioinformatics startup Omicia has appointed Leroy Hood and Paul Flicek to its scientific advisory board.

LaserGen has named Mimi Healy CEO and to its board of directors. She is taking over from founder Michael Metzker, who developed and patented the company's proprietary Lightning Terminators.

By Uduak Grace Thomas
Cartagenia this week released a version of its Bench Lab software that is geared toward analyzing next-generation sequence data in clinical laboratories.

By Monica Heger
This story was originally published Jan. 9.
Knome has hired a new CEO as part of its strategy to expand its whole-genome sequence interpretation services into the clinic.

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Researchers have developed a robotic lab assistant, the Verge reports.

CBC News reports Canada's Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of the country's genetic non-discrimination law today.

The Associated Press reports the World Health Organization is sending experts to China to investigate the animal source of SARS-CoV-2.

In Science this week: atlas of affected cell populations in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and more.