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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Anticipating a future where genomically informed care is broadly available in the military, the US Air Force is studying the impact of incorporating data from exome sequencing into its service members' medical records.

The Air Force and the US Department of Defense "want to be right up on the cutting edge as our society hopefully moves toward personalized and precision medicine," said Robert Green, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School who is co-leading the study called MilSeq.

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Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.

A WHO panel is calling for a global registry of human germline gene-editing projects, according to Stat News.

Vox writes that lab mishaps involving pathogens are quite common.

In Genome Biology this week: analysis of wild and cultivated peach genomes, Hi-C-based pipeline for assembling microbial genomes from metagenomic data, and more.

Apr
11
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This webinar will review a recent study that applied whole-genome sequencing and optical genome mapping to identify a large number of previously undetected somatic structural variants in leukemia samples.