Centene will contribute up to $100 million over 10 years to fund research into Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, diabetes, and obesity at WashU.
The assessment incorporates different ethnic backgrounds, but debate continues among researchers on the utility of polygenic risk scores for diabetes.
With gut metagenomic sequences from two population cohorts, investigators identified associations between health traits and microbial structural variants.
23andMe is now offering a type 2 diabetes risk test, according to MIT's Technology Review.
Investigators calculated that the new assay, which includes 67 SNPs, could offer a 50 percent improvement over previous methods if used in newborn screening.
Several of the novel variants the researchers identified are more common among individuals of Japanese ancestry than of European background.
Researchers were able to classify 1,244 of 4,585 putatively clinically relevant rare variants genotyped on the UKB microarray as high quality.
The firm is using collaborations to access the large, diverse cohorts it needs to support its goal of commercializing its SomaScan system as a clinical platform.
The project builds on a collaboration between Bio-Rad and Genetic Analysis using the GA-map clinical test for gut dysbiosis.
After raising $320M in venture capital, Tempus hopes to sequence 100,000 samples in 2019 as it expands its precision medicine program into depression and diabetes.
The General Data Protection Regulation has slowed some data sharing with non-European researchers as they find ways to comply with the law, ScienceInsider reports.
A bioethicist from Abertay University uses a utilitarian approach to justify genetically modifying the human germline, the BBC reports.
The US has upgraded its network of public health labs to provide whole-genome sequencing to track antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Quartz reports.
In Science this week: approach to visualize 3D genome structure in single cells, RNA interference knockdown screens to examine genetic origins of beetle horns and insect wings, and more.