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At the National Society of Genetic Counselors annual meeting, a number of clinicians said they conduct their own investigations of variants in clinical lab reports.

The report advises that although sequencing the genomes of infants can be appropriate in some specific cases, we shouldn’t implement large-scale programs to test healthy babies.

Part of the donation from the Hall Family Foundation and the Sunderland Foundationwill be used to expand the Center or Pediatric Genomic Medicine and to build a state-of-the-art genome center.

When it comes to fully enrolling infants in sequencing studies, parental enthusiasm sometimes seems to wane due to logistical considerations and privacy concerns. 

Stephen Kingsmore

As president and CEO of the Rady Pediatric Genomics and Systems Medicine Institute, Kingsmore will be working toward adopting genomics to transform pediatric care.

The researchers increased the test's sensitivity for nucleotide variants from less than 96 percent to 99.5 percent and reduced the time to provisional results from 50 hours to 26 hours.

The retrospective study, by researchers at Children's Mercy Kansas City, suggests the STAT-seq test has clinical utility in some patients.

The partners will collaborate on pediatric oncology research, with a goal of earning an NCI designation of Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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The study appears to be the only one of four that has launched 15 months after the awards were made, which may or may not be related to FDA oversight of the projects.

Researchers also plan to launch a prospective randomized clinical trial to test the effectiveness of whole-genome sequencing compared to the standard of care.

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NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.

Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.

A new report says genetically modified food might be necessary to be able to feed a planet of nearly 10 billion people, Bloomberg says.

In Nature this week: new RNA editing approach called LEAPER, draft assembly of Musa balbisiana banana genome, and more.