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The PCR test is the first offering from the firm, formerly known as Concepta, since it acquired Manchester-based startup The Genome Store in November.

Yourgene's Taipei subsidiary will promote the Take2 Prophecy test in Taiwan and will establish a clinical network for the collection of patient blood samples.

For the half year ended Sept. 30, Yourgene booked £8.2 million ($10.7 million) in revenues, up from £7.8 million during the same period last year.

Yourgene will provide its Elucigene DPYD tests to screen approximately 200 patients each month for the next year.

The deal includes UK-based Yourgene's test for detecting cancer patients who may have an adverse reaction to 5-fluorouracil, as well as reproductive health tests.

Coastal Genomics owns the Ranger gel electrophoresis technology to collect specific DNA target sizes, with applications in noninvasive prenatal testing and oncology.

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Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.

23andMe and Medscape say primary care physicians are increasingly more comfortable with discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing results.

The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.

In Science this week: analysis of genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, and more.