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Startups offering blockchain technology to support genomics and precision medicine still need to prove themselves and find markets.

The newly announced Microbiome Immunity Project seeks to discover links between autoimmune diseases and bacteria in and on the human body.

The collaboration will place T1D in the field of precision medicine, potentially allowing JDRF to identify factors that potentially lead to T1D.

On a conference call, the firm's CEO said that it and other industry players are pushing to postpone implementation of PAMA to no earlier than July 1, 2018. 

Using small RNA sequencing, investigators found miRNAs in the blood that track with cirrhosis, hepatitis, type 2 diabetes, or acetaminophen toxicity.

In Science this week: a protective gene in C. elegans, and combining EHRs with genetic data to ID HLA-associated variants

The researchers noted that 93 of the newly identified loci are found in both African-American and European populations, and only 18 are European-specific.

Using monogenic diabetes registry examples, a University of Chicago researcher argued that appropriate genetic testing is needed to detect monogenic diabetes.

At the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics annual meeting in Phoenix, WuXi presented results from a pilot study involving 190 individuals.

The company, still collecting utility data, anticipates that this more complex analysis will lead to better personalization of health and wellness strategies for its clients.

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A study of families explores how children transmit SARS-CoV-2, according to the Associated Press.

US Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genome of the Asian giant hornet.

According to the Economist, pooled testing for COVID-19 could help alleviate strains on testing labs.

In Science this week: MIT researchers outline approach dubbed translatable components regression to predict treatment response among IBD patients.