CHICAGO (GenomeWeb) – The next time you get a self-service biometric check-up at a local pharmacy, the results and recommendations might be based on your genome.

Higi, which has 11,000 health screening kiosks in US retail locations, last summer partnered with Interpreta, a San Diego-based company that collects and analyzes both genomic and clinical data to support precision medicine. That partnership is now just getting off the ground with some pilots to prove the link-up.

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Researchers in China have generated mouse pups from same-sex parents, according to Scientific American.

Two research teams find a role for PIEZO2 in touch sensitivity after injury and inflammation.

The South China Morning Post reports that Hong Kong plans to add HK$20 billion (US$2.6 billion) to a research endowment.

In Science this week: open genetic genealogy databases can lead to the identification of individuals who have not sought testing, and more.

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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.