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BOSTON (GenomeWeb Daily News) – While panelists at a session at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting on Saturday said that the public is cautiously interested in including whole-exome or whole-genome sequencing as part of newborn screening efforts, there are concerns regarding pr

BOSTON (GenomeWeb News) – A panel at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting today discussed whether researchers have an obligation to return results, particularly so-called incidental findings, from genetic studies to research participants.

SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb News) – By delving into the genetic relationship between the Tyrolean Iceman and present-day European populations, researchers from the US, Italy, and Germany believe they have new clues about an ancient population that brought agriculture to Europe.

This article has been updated from a previous version to note that the Center for Integrated Genomics is located in Foster City, Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers based in the Netherlands and elsewhere are relying on whole-exome sequencing in an isolated population in that country to help track down rare variants associated with complex diseases.

SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb News) – At the annual American Society for Human Genetics meeting here today, a clinical genetics team from Brigham and Women's Hospital was named the winner of a genomic sequencing standards contest spearheaded by investigators at Boston Children's Hospital.

Foundation Medicine has added Brook Byers and Krishna Yeshwant to its board of directors as part of a Series A financing round (

John Opitz, a medical geneticist at the University of Utah, has been awarded the William Allan Award by the American Society of Human Genetics for his work in identifying and understanding genetic syndromes.

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IBM security researchers warn of a phishing campaign targeted at organizations involved in the distribution of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Verge reports.

The Illinois police have cut the number of DNA tests waiting to be run in about half, CBS Chicago reports.

A researcher accused of smuggling research materials out of the US has pleaded guilty to making false statements, according to the Associated Press.

In Science this week: gene expression signature linked to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease progression, and more.