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The Singapore-based firm has established a US subsidiary and named distributors to sell its products across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

With discovery and replication meta-analyses on data for more than 100,000 individuals, researchers identified variants that influence lean mass near five genes.

Through prospective pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma testing, researchers saw germline mutations in new genes and in cases outside of current germline testing criteria.

The company is preparing a blood-based test for early-stage pancreatic cancer that it hopes to have on the market by 2019.

The prospective multi-site research study aims to determine the mutation prevalence of pancreatic cancer patients with a hereditary predisposition to the disease.

The researchers are following up on earlier NIH-funded work examining microRNAs as potential indicators of clinical outcomes of heart disease patients.

Six out of 61 miRNAs in a prospective cardiovascular disease study could be reliably measured from plasma samples after more than a dozen years in liquid nitrogen.

Using epigenetic data, expression profiles, gene editing, and more, researchers uncovered interactions in fat precursor cells that may explain FTO's role in obesity.

Using Quanterix's Simoa technology, the group developed assays to detect C. diff toxins with a high degree of sensitivity and specificity.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Jackson Laboratory and Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have partnered to launch clinical genomics initiatives targeting new diagnostics and treatments and collaborative genomic education programs, Jackson Lab said on Monday.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.