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GeneDx will provide whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing, among other services, to neonatal intensive care units staffed with Pediatrix-affiliated doctors.

Many companies and counselors see the COVID-19 pandemic as a catalyst for moving germline risk testing into a digital-first healthcare model.

MSK's PathoMAN achieved 94 percent and 81 percent concordance with results from three commercial labs for pathogenic and benign variants, respectively.

Under a collaboration with GeneDx, Boston Children's has rapidly sequenced the exomes of 20 NICU babies and have arrived at a likely diagnosis in around 85 percent.

The partners are planning to conduct meta-analyses of shared exome datasets from patients with inherited neurological disorders.

Under today's deal, all of UC Health's medical centers will work with GeneDx and have access to more than 400 of the firm's tests for rare hereditary disorders. 

GeneDx said it will contribute patient data and analytical tools to the UK's Deciphering Developmental Disorders study.

The company, which is part of Opko Health's BioReference Laboratories, recently hired a new managing director, who plans to expand the firm's market and testing portfolio.

Drug developers and genetic testing firms are contemplating how best to share variant classification data while protecting their commercial interests.

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The Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

Science writes that public health officials and others are debating whether cycle threshold values should be included on SARS-CoV-2 results.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: online database of SARS-CoV-2 protein structures, atlas of the human brain, and more.