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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.

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.

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The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.

The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.

New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.