Pronto Diagnostics

The deal covers MNG's complete line of neurogenetic clinical RNA sequencing services, including complete transcriptome sequencing.

The Israeli molecular diagnostics company will use artificial intelligence and phenotypic analysis to increase the diagnostic rate of its genetic tests.

By Molika Ashford
In the hunt for the genetic causes of hearing loss in local populations, researchers at Tel Aviv University have taken up targeted genomic capture and deep sequencing to root out causative mutations.

Pronto will begin offering the test to the private payor market and begin the regulatory process to make the test available to the publicly funded Israeli HMO market.

Signal Genetics' CEO J said the deal "represents our initial entry into the international market with MyPRS and strong interest among both laboratories and physicians outside the United States in providing broader access to this novel technology."

Starting in November, Pronto Diagnostics plans to begin marketing in Israel Epigenomics' Septin 9-based test for early detection of colorectal cancer

Pronto, based in Tel Aviv, is the first distributor for Epi proColon outside of Germany, where Epigenomics is headquartered.

Pronto will begin marketing Epigenomics' Epi proColon test in November.

An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.