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ATLANTA (GenomeWeb) – Just what a genetic variant may mean for a clinical diagnosis isn't always clear and can change over time, according to speakers at the National Society of Genetic Counselors annual meeting, held here last week.

"Variant interpretation is a work in progress," Karen Wain, a genetic counselor at Geisinger Medical Center,  said during a session on variant interpretation.

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According to New Scientist, GEDmatch changed its terms and conditions over the weekend to opt its users out of law enforcement searches.

A twin study uncovers evidence that genes may influence whether someone gets a dog, Martha Stewart reports.

The Atlantic looks into time spent pursuing gene leads generated through candidate gene studies.

In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.

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13
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Roche

Ribosomal ribonucleic acid (rRNA) accounts for up to 99 percent of the total RNA depending on the cell type. 

Jun
18
Sponsored by
ArcherDX

This webinar will discuss background and clinical genomics of NTRK fusion detection in cancer. NTRK fusions are the focus of new therapeutic options, but clonal and subclonal lesions are notoriously difficult to detect. 

Jun
19
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will discuss cell-free DNA prenatal screening in the era of genome-wide sequencing and factors influencing the clinical utility of expanded noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) menus.