Navigenics has added five new health conditions to its genetic screening test panel and improved its screening tests for Alzheimer’s disease, the company announced this week.

Navigenics' $2,500 Health Compass service, launched in 2007 to screen for the genetic risk of 23 conditions, now screens for five additional health conditions: deep vein thrombosis, hemochromatosis, lactose intolerance, melanoma, and sarcoidosis.

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.