NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) ― Scientists at AncestryDNA, the consumer genomics wing of Ancestry.com, have used clients' microarray data to reconstruct the partial genome of a common ancestor who was born more than 200 years ago.

The feat was made possible by a new AncestryDNA feature called DNA Circles, which uses customers' genomic data to connect them to a probably common ancestor, typically one who lived during the past two centuries.

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The Atlantic reports that genetic counselors are coping with an influx of patients seeking advice on their direct-to-consumer genetic test results.

A small study finds differences between three genomic prostate cancer tests, Medscape reports.

A survey of Canadians finds them to be divided on genetically modified food, the Ottawa Citizen reports.

In Nature this week: shared genetic architecture for asthma and allergic diseases, and more.

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21
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This webinar will provide a detailed look at how a genomics lab implemented next-generation sequencing (NGS) liquid biopsy assays into its in-house clinical research program.