A re-analysis of "failed" non-invasive prenatal tests based on whole-genome sequence data revealed hundreds of rare autosomal trisomies.
At the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics annual meeting in Phoenix, WuXi presented results from a pilot study involving 190 individuals.
Researchers found mutations thought to be associated with embryo development and used them to recreate early cellular life in the human body.
The firms will have exclusive access for a limited time to the data from the first 50,000 individuals with samples in the biobank to be sequenced.
Its CEO said the firm has a clear path to achieving profitability, and that a big-data and artificial intelligence initiative will further expand its margins.
Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.
An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.
The San people of Africa have drawn up a code of conduct for researchers, according to the Conversation.
In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.