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Human Longevity

In PNAS this week: de novo mutation patterns among the Amish, an alternative RNA-seq method, and more.

The study, led by researchers from precision health firm Human Longevity, also uncovered phenotypic evidence supporting some pathogenic genetic findings.

The oncology division of Human Longevity performs next-generation sequencing services for pharmaceutical customers and generated $10 million in revenue in 2019. 

The San Diego-based company plans to use the proceeds from the financing to enhance its Health Nucleus intelligence platform.

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Human Longevity against the J. Craig Venter Institute.

Human Longevity had filed the suit in July, alleging the misappropriation of trade secrets by Craig Venter, who founded both the company and the institute.

Lost Some Value There

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

The scientists developed a metabolomic panel capable of predicting BMI and identifying subsets of at-risk patients with apparently healthy BMIs.

A brief recap of Genetics/Genomics news the week of Aug 31, 2018: Perosnalize Medicine Coalition, Enzo Biochem, Hoosier Cancer Research Network, Scor Global Life, and ALCF

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The Financial Times reports the US bolstering its ability to track SARS-CoV-2 alterations.

The New York Times reports that Cedars-Sinai researchers have uncovered a new strain of SARS-CoV-2 in Southern California.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pan-cancer atlas focus on miRNA biogenesis mutations, methylation analysis of pig skeletal muscles, and more.

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Eric Lander to serve as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Associated Press says.