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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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Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Deloitte are looking into the use of drones to transport samples for testing. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe is laying off about 100 people.

Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports. 

In Science this week: researchers present a computational method for predicting cellular differentiation state from single-cell RNA sequencing data, and more.