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The company also said it has been awarded a research sequencing grant from Illumina Accelerator.

Parent firm Gene by Gene calls the law "brief and vague" and is pushing for ancestry testing to be exempt from the provision of the genetic privacy statute.

The value of consumer genomics services is increasing as customers seek to discover new cousins and adoptees track down their biological birth parents.

Consumer genomics companies have seen their databases swell with hundreds of thousands of new samples, introduced diverse offerings, and adjusted to new competitors.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Scientists from consumer genomics firm 23andMe for the first time described the Mountain View, Calif.-based company's Ancestry Composition tool in a paper.

Gene by Gene will later this year debut a genetic disease carrier screening service focused on Jewish populations in the US.

A new Y chromosome sequencing service could lead to a new generation of more informative microarrays for genetic genealogy and ancestry testing.

The term 'consumer genomics' may have a catch-all ring to it, but for the time being it means ancestry testing and genetic genealogy, including for companies such as 23andMe, which built its business on relaying both personal health information and ancestral information back to c

RootsTech is a family history conference held each year in Salt Lake City.

Gene by Gene can still the return mutation status of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes to US and Canadian customers via its clinical and research-focused microarrays, despite a new agreement with Myriad Genetics that prohibits Gene by Gene from offering its BRCA single-gene and gene pane

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Researchers representing scientists and students of Chinese descent voice their concerns about recent US policies and rhetoric.

Wired reports that researchers have shown they could reprogram a DNA-based computer.

Researchers say increased diversity in genomic studies will benefit all, PBS NewsHour reports.

In Science this week: whole-genome sequencing of single sperm cells, and more.