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.
Researchers will use Adaptive's immune repertoire sequencing technology to look for a molecular signature of type 1 diabetes.
Scripps Research Translational Institute has teamed with Nvidia to create a center of excellence for AI in genomics and wearable sensors.
Stanford University's Michael Snyder found that methylome shifts preceded spikes in his blood glucose levels, suggesting profiling could detect disease.
DefiniGen said it plans to use ERS Genomics' technology to create disease models to support drug discovery for type 2 diabetes and other conditions.
CBS This Morning highlights recent Medicare fraud involving offers of genetic testing.
Researchers find that many cancer drugs in development don't work quite how their developers thought they did, as Discover's D-brief blog reports.
Mariya Gabriel, a Bulgarian politician, is to be the next European Union research commissioner, according to Science.
In Science this week: a survey indicates that US adults are more likely to support the agricultural use of gene drives if they target non-native species and if they are limited, and more.