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The Australian firm will use the proceeds for R&D, expansion in China, and to fund the development of polygenic risk tests with TGen in the US.

The company, which also trades on the Australian Securities Exchange, has 45 days to submit a plan to the Nasdaq as to regaining compliance.

The partners will work together on a US commercialization strategy for Genetic Technologies' line of existing and future polygenic risk tests.

The firm's lab subsidiary Phenogen will provide genotyping to study the impact on women's decisions to undergo prophylactic surgery.

QuantuMDx and Molbio Diagnostics said this week they have signed a memorandum of understanding to work jointly in infectious disease diagnostics.

The planned joint venture with Beijing Zishan Health Consultancy is aimed at bringing Genetic Technologies' genomic tests to the Chinese market.

The company intends to use the proceeds for, among other things, investigating the use of blockchain technology in medicine and biotechnology.

The deal comes a little more than month after the companies agreed to form a joint venture that will develop a blockchain-based healthcare service platform.

A new company will be established to develop a service platform using blockchain technology for medical services and personalized health management.

The partners are aiming to broaden the applicability of Genetic Technologies' BrevaGenplus breast cancer risk assessment test.

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Gene editing could be an issue competitive sports need to address soon, four researchers from Arizona State University write at Slate.

A genetic alteration appears to increase heart failure risk among people of African descent, according to the Washington Post.

In his look back at the past decade, BuzzFeed News' Peter Aldhous writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing has led to "Facebook for genes."

In Nature this week: genetic "clock" that can predict the lifespans of vertebrates, new assembler called wtdbg2, and more.