A Color Genomics collaborator reported that nearly half of first-degree relatives who were invited for reduced-cost testing in cancer-related genes opted to participate.
Prospective panel sequencing on colorectal cancer patients picked up Lynch syndrome with sensitivity and specificity that met or exceeded gene-by-gene tests.
The company has received a subpoena from HHS' OIG as part of an investigation into possible improper billing of its hereditary cancer tests to Medicare and Medicaid.
FDA's blessing for 23andMe's test that gauges select BRCA1/2 variants has the cancer community worried about whether consumers will understand its limitations.
The firm reported total revenues of $194 million, compared to $196.5 million in Q2 2017, but beat the consensus Wall Street estimate of $188.8 million.
The LOHGIC algorithm is currently being used to analyze tumor sequencing assay results as part of the Rutgers Cancer Institute's precision medicine program.
At the Precision Medicine World Conference this week, researchers discussed how they plan to return genomic results to participants of research-focused sequencing studies.
The health system has changed the way it offers patients pharmacogenomics and has mandated a new assessment in annual visits intended to identify patients eligible for other genetic tests.
The investment bank said that an edit to CMS guidelines impacts payments for hereditary cancer testing, and could present Myriad with revenue and EPS headwinds.
Those involved in the project hope to demonstrate that a screening program that provides BRCA testing to women starting age 30 can be cost-effective and a public health benefit.
23andMe and Airbnb have partnered to offer "heritage travel," according to Venture Beat.
China may include regulations protecting genes and embryos in its update of its civil code, Nature News reports.
In Nature this week: exome sequence analysis of individuals with type 2 diabetes, genomic prediction of maize yield across environments, and more.
NPR reports on efforts to engineer bacteriophages to destroy antibiotic-resistance bacteria.