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The project has identified carrier variants in 109 infants so far — a total of 232 variants in 166 genes — according to a presentation at ASHG today.

The study aims to explore the "unique benefits and challenges" or incorporating genomic information into the routine care of active duty Air Force members.

The study being conducted under the Genomes2People umbrella will explore how best to introduce genetic information into the routine care of active duty service members. 

Exome sequences for thousands of people revealed rare, inherited mutations and de novo mutations in a significant subset of congenital heart disease cases. 

Researchers identified unique ALK rearrangements in patients that lack previously known indicators of mesothelioma.

Two independent research teams published findings for melanoma patients treated with vaccines developed against neo-antigens in their tumors that sequencing uncovered.

Dubbing itself a "telegenomics company," San Francisco startup Genome Medical announced the launch this week of its genetic consultation services offering.

Ravi Parikh

Brigham & Women's Ravi Parikh coauthored a recent NEJM commentary calling for a Precision Delivery Initiative to supplement the Precision Medicine Initiative.

 

Researchers saw a small, but significant uptick in self-reported healthy eating and exercise frequency after 23andMe or Pathway Genomics DTC testing.

The semifinalists will receive $50,000 each to develop prototypes of their concepts for submission in the second phase of the challenge.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.