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The testing programs are financially supported by the drugmakers, and will allow Invitae to provide free testing and genetic counseling for rare inherited retinal disease and primary immunodeficiencies.

Individual stocks in the GenomeWeb Index were mostly down in May, with 21 of the 30 stocks posting losses and nine stocks recording gains.

Invitae will perform genetic testing using a 58-gene panel and Horizon will provide financial support for the program aimed at improving diagnosis of the rare condition.

For the three months ended March 31, the firm generated $40.6 million in revenues, missing the consensus Wall Street estimate of $47.2 million.

Individuals identified as needing homozygous FH evaluation will receive confirmatory genetic testing from Invitae and genetic counseling from Genome Medical.

Research presented at ACMG by Invitae suggests that clinically actionable variants in cancer patients are missed by germline testing that is not done with expanded panels.

In 125,000 de-identified Invitae customers with and without a personal or family history of cancer, 23andMe's DTC test would have missed almost 90 percent of BRCA mutations.

By focusing too heavily on family history, the Preventive Services Task Force is missing many opportunities for prevention, patient advocates, industry players, and researchers say.  

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

The company plans to sell 9 million shares at $19.00 per share, which is expected to bring in $171.0 million in gross proceeds.

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NBC Bay Area reports a California lab has been certified to conduct forensic mitochondrial DNA sequencing.

A Minnesota toddler given a gene therapy to treat her spinal muscular atrophy is now walking, according to Newsweek.

The New York Times reports on how environmental DNA sampling could monitor endangered species.

In Cell this week: proteomic, genomic, and transcriptomic analysis of endometrial cancer; deep neural network learning-based approach to antibiotic discovery; and more.