They acknowledge that while the technical hurdles of proteomic test development have become manageable, commercialization is still a major challenge.
Researchers used a machine learning approach to link variants in the PPARG gene to abnormal brain development seen among preterm infants.
The researchers said that better diagnostics are needed to distinguish between false preterm labor and true preterm labor to prevent unnecessary treatment.
In a wide-ranging discussion, the two leaders touched upon vaccine development, infant mortality, US education, research funding, machine learning, and precision medicine.
A new genome-wide association study involving data from thousands of 23andMe customers implicated six loci in gestational duration or preterm birth risk.
The study details the validation of the mass spec-based preterm birth test, which the company launched nationwide last month through its agreement with LabCorp.
In PLOS this week: variants linked to risk of preterm birth, microbiome of New York's money, and more.
The agreement will allow Sera to leverage LabCorp's sales force and networks, but similar deals have failed to deliver for proteomics firms in the past.
Sera plans to make the test for preterm birth available nationwide this year with LabCorp as the exclusive US distributor.
A health-economic model of the company's preterm birth test found it could lower infant mortality by 23 percent and yield annual savings of around $500 million.
Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.
A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.
In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.
NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.