The research team's data demonstrated that Sanger confirmation is necessary to provide accurate NGS test results to patients.
The partners will provide testing through a program through which they also plan to establish a database of genetic test results and patient outcomes.
Under the Color Family Testing Program, family members of patients who tested positive for a gene on Color's hereditary cancer test can be tested for $50.
Last year, Radboud University Medical Centre's genetics lab conducted about 6,000 diagnostic exome tests and ran 2,000 nex-gen sequencing-based BRCA1/2 hereditary cancer assays.
The clinical laboratory has designed a hereditary cancer risk gene panel capable of detecting both SNVs and CNVs without requiring an orthogonal validation test.
Sophia's platform will be used to analyze data from Devyser's hereditary breast cancer and cystic fibrosis testing kits.
The company's revenues were $186.5 million in the fourth quarter and $753.8 million for fiscal year 2016.
Last month, the foundation, in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health, released seven educational videos about prenatal testing.
The firm aims to compete initially in the hereditary cancer screening market by better identifying patients who qualify for genetic testing.
Geisinger Health System's MyCode Community Health Initiative has signed up more than 100,000 participants and has returned results to about 100 patients.
The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.
Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.
Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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