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The company said that future health tests it might launch in its store may require features that are only available on version 2 of the Exome+ test.

The app provides results for 15 genetic conditions in the areas of carrier screening, genetic disease risk, medication response, and health-related traits.

The project is informing participants of familial hypercholesterolemia genetic test results, and hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, and Lynch syndrome results will follow.

ADx Healthcare is selling an APOE test on the Helix marketplace, while HealthLytix and Dash Genomics are marketing a polygenic hazard score for late-onset Alzheimer's.

A number of consumer genetic testing companies are adopting best practice guidelines for customer privacy, the Washington Post reports.

The company plans to use the new funding to grow its suite of genomics applications to more than 50 in 2018.

The firm acquired startup HumanCode, which had developed genetic testing apps around ancestry and wellness for the Helix platform.

At a time of rapid growth in the consumer genetics space, PerkinElmer and NorthShore are developing digital apps to ease access to genetic disease risk information through Helix.

PerkinElmer is working on an app that reports pathogenic or likely pathogenic ACMG-59 genetic variants, and NorthShore's app will report a prostate cancer risk score.

Researchers will study the genetic underpinnings of cancer, heart disease, and respiratory illness by delving into the exome sequencing data from 40,000 Northern Nevadans.

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Consulting company McKinsey says diagnostics companies will have to combine genomic data analysis, electronic medical records, effective reimbursement strategies, and regulatory compliance in order to win.

A new report has found that researchers in Africa are still heavily dependent on funding from organizations in the US, Europe, and China, Nature News says.

An article in The Atlantic argues that the progress being made in science isn't keeping pace with the money and time being spent on research.

In Science this week: a CRISPR screen identifies sideroflexin 1 as a requisite component of one-carbon metabolism, and more.