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The law contains provisions that proponents say will advance precision medicine and speed new tests to market, but critics worry if this will come at a cost to public health.

The company launched an updated version of its Face2Gene software suite earlier this month at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting.

The database is intended to provide the research community with a resource of control cases to aid in the evaluation of variants of unknown significance in breast cancer.

BC Cancer Agency researcher Marco Marra presented preliminary lessons from a cancer genome- and transcriptome-based trial underway in the province.

The gnomAD collection contains consistently called variant data for more than 126,000 diverse exomes and more than 15,000 whole-genome sequences.

EEOC final rules provide employers clarity on wellness programs, but they may confuse the public about genetic privacy and anti-discrimination laws, some groups said.

According to ASHG, the final rules, issued this week, will significantly weaken patient privacy protections under ADA and GINA.

Researchers are combining identity-by-descent-based ancestry information with electronic health records and self-reported ancestry information for thousands of New Yorkers. 

Researchers have sequenced and analyzed more than 50 feral and domestic cats in search of genetic variants involved in specific physical features and forms of disease. 

The Kaiser Permanente Northwest researchers focused on patient preferences, their ability to handle unexpected results, and the time required for genetic counseling.

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In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.

An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.

The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.