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The Geisinger National Precision Health Initiative ended in 2019 but its leaders joined Genome Medical to bring genomics-informed care to other health systems.

The researchers profiled 44 cancer-related genes in 191 individuals with familial breast cancer, colorectal cancer, or other forms of early-onset cancer.

Doctors can now order the test to identify breast cancer patients with BRCA1/2 mutations who may be eligible for surgery or targeted therapy.

Genetic testing results increasingly inform clinical decisions, though the inclusion of hereditary risk genes beyond BRCA1, BRCA2, and PALB2 sparked debate.

The firm generated $56.5 million in revenue compared to $37.4 million in Q3 2018, and beat the consensus Wall Street estimate of $55.0 million

The company had a challenging fiscal first quarter due to the deletion of CPT codes that payors used to use to reimburse hereditary cancer testing. 

CMS has attempted to address stakeholders' concerns about its coverage criteria for germline NGS testing in a new proposed national policy.

Within the program, Ochsner is hoping to improve preventive care in certain cancer and cardiac conditions with information from genetic tests performed by Color.

The firm hopes to return fewer VUS in its test reports and to accelerate the resolution of uncertain results issued to patients in that past.

Data from more than 11,800 women with breast cancer suggested unselected BRCA1, BRCA2, and PALB2 testing is cost-effective for UK and US payors and societies.

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A new study finds that three dimensional facial scans may be able to aid in diagnosing rare genetic diseases.

The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine have retracted two COVID-19 papers due to concerns about the data used in their analyses.

Lawmakers plan to introduce a bill that aims to prevent the theft of US-funded research, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: analysis of ancient Caribbean islanders' genomes suggests at least three waves of migration into the region,  DNA barcoding of microbial spores, and more.