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Certain alleles at two SNP sites in TP53 coincided with decreased colorectal cancer risk or an earlier time of disease onset in a study of almost 300 Taiwanese individuals with Lynch syndrome.

The new assay, called the CellMax-DNA Genetic Cancer Risk Test, will complement CellMax Life's planned slate of liquid biopsy assays for early cancer detection.

Under the partnership, Myriad will be ION's preferred partner for providing hereditary testing to its member practices. 

A Counsyl study suggests that just half of individuals go through with insurance-mandated pretest genetic counseling, paying out of pocket or canceling the test instead.

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.

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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.