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The companies will offer free testing to  more rapidly identify individuals with certain mutations, supporting Inozyme's efforts to develop and test new treatments.

Seventy-eight percent of participants had at least one positive carrier screening result and 3.5 percent had a medically actionable secondary finding.

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 company recently switched its diseases gene panels to an exome-based platform and is preparing to open a CLIA laboratory in California.

At the Precision Medicine World Conference this week, researchers discussed how they plan to return genomic results to participants of research-focused sequencing studies.

In the long run, genome-wide DNA methylation profiling could be useful in diagnosing constitutional disorders as well as cancer.

Funded with €15.4 million from the EU's Horizon 2020 program, the researchers plan to reanalyze almost 20,000 patient exomes and conduct additional tests on selected subgroups.

The partners are planning to conduct meta-analyses of shared exome datasets from patients with inherited neurological disorders.

Mars Petcare's genetic testing unit and Genoscoper had been collaborating since 2015 to discover new genetic health markers for companion animals.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.