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The companies have launched a center that offers consulting and management specifically for genomically targeted or precision medicine trials.

The companies are creating a new center that will offer support services to biopharmaceutical companies, CROs, and others in designing genetically informed clinical trials.

The company will now offer free genetic testing to patients at risk for acute hepatic porphyrias, a class of diseases for which it is developing a treatment.

The companies are working together to help insurers reduce wasteful spending and spur use of medically necessary tests. 

Cigna worked with InformedDNA to come up with scenarios under which it would cover whole-exome sequencing, although it still considers whole-genome analysis investigational.

Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.