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Under the Ge-Med project, University Hospital Tübingen will offer diagnostic whole-genome sequencing for all genetic indications and will include PRS in its reporting.

Two new studies revealed the prevalence of pathogenic variants in breast cancer-related genes, while highlighting genes that may be most informative in the clinic.

The guidelines caution that there are "significant limitations" in the interpretation of polygenic risk scores and they should not be used in patient management.

 

An analysis of societal and health system cost-effectiveness and outcomes points to the benefits of expanding pathogenic BRCA1/2 variant testing in six countries.

The coverage comes after the women's health diagnostics firm went public last month, seeking up to $100 million in the offering.

Working with clinical decision support vendor ActX, the suburban Chicago health system has seen strong demand for PGx and genetically informed preventive care.

The company expects to garner clearance for its platform in the US first for Lynch syndrome as it builds additional evidence for an immunotherapy application.

Two studies presented at ASCO's virtual annual meeting demonstrated the clinical utility of germline findings in guiding treatment decisions in cancer.

In an interview, Marilyn Li and Douglas Stewart discuss why ACMG has put forth points that doctors and labs should consider when presumed germline findings crop up in tumor testing.

A pilot project showed that clinics using the InheRET tool were able to gather more complete family history information from patients, which is important for further cancer risk evaluation.

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Politico reports that the NYPD DNA database has grown since it announced it would be removing profiles from it.

Forbes reports that a structural biology lab at Oxford University studying the coronavirus was hacked.

Science reports that a Dutch research funding agency is combating a ransomware attack.

In Science this week: set of 64 haplotype assemblies from 32 individuals, and more.