hereditary cancer

With panel sequence data from Ambry's clinical lab and a TNBC research consortium, researchers saw risky hereditary variants in BRCA1/2 and other genes.

Researchers led by MD Anderson’s Karen Lu want to know the most efficient genetic counseling strategy as more people are getting screened for cancer risk genes.

Researchers analyzed germline mutations in 256 kidney cancer patients and found mutations that would have been missed, including therapeutically relevant ones.

With panel sequencing data for more than 143,000 individuals, researchers characterized intragenic copy number variants in hundreds of monogenic disease genes.

The Center for Genomic Interpretation and NSGC want payors to cover confirmatory testing for patients with positive results from 23andMe's FDA-cleared test.

The firm reported selling more billable tests in Q1 than any previous quarter and said that it is starting to see momentum in new initiatives, such as carrier screening.

A study of more than 5,000 breast cancer patients found that multi-gene sequencing has rapidly replaced BRCA1/2-only tests, resulting in better pathogenic variant detection but also higher VUS rates.

The pilot builds off the MyCode Community Research Health Initiative, for which Regeneron has been sequencing the exomes of Geisinger participants.

The firm will provide its genetic testing, counseling, and cascade screening to patients seen at a group of US health systems, focusing on CDC Tier 1 conditions.

The lawsuits were filed after the HHS OIG subpoenaed the firm as part of an investigation into how it billed Medicare and Medicaid for the myRisk test.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.