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The agreement includes Merck's gene expression lab and five years of genomics services worth $145 million.

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The school will use the Syllego system for diabetes-related genome-wide association studies.

Navigenics decided to acquire Affy’s 10,000-square-foot Clinical Services Lab in Sacramento, Calif., after seeing an increase in the volume of orders for its genetic screening service. In addition to the advantages of having an internal CLIA lab, however, the consumer genomics firm will now have to navigate a complex regulatory environment.

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The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.

The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.

New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.