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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — After more than three years offering clinical whole exome sequencing for pediatric and adult patients suspected of having rare genetic disorders, clinicians from Columbia University Medical Center have concluded that the approach is a feasible, useful, and timely option for

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A bipartisan pair of lawmakers in the US House of Representatives have introduced the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act, which has several provisions to help guide and support disease-risk screening programs across the US.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The committee that advises the US Department of Health and Human Services on matters related to newborn screening for genetic diseases, and sets the newborn screening standards followed by many states, is set to expire in April and advocates are pressing to get it reau

This is the fourth in a series of profiles of projects awarded NHGRI grants to develop policy guidelines on how and when to disclose secondary information to the subjects of genomic research studies.

This is the second in a series of profiles of projects awarded NHGRI grants to develop policy guidelines on how and when to disclose secondary information to the subjects of genomic research studies.

The study suggested that the choice to use direct-to-consumer genetic tests is influenced by perceived barriers and benefits, anticipation of regret over the testing decision, and whether the available background information is positive or negative.

The deal will make Ambry the preferred provider of genetic carrier screening for LABS and give LABS' customers access to Ambry's genetic screen for identifying carriers of severe and common childhood diseases.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.