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Caris Life Sciences has launched MI Profile, a next-generation sequencing-based tumor profiling assay. The assay matches potential therapies to patient-specific biomarker information.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers have uncovered about two dozen novel copy-number variants strongly linked to autism-spectrum disorders, while also confirming the association of a furth

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and BGI-Shenzhen said today that they will collaborate to sequence and analyze pediatric brain tumor samples to support the Childhood Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biobase today said that it has inked an agreement with the University of Southern California and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to exclusively market and distribute their Annovar genomic annotation tool.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A study in Nature Genetics suggests alterations to two chromatin-remodeling genes — ARID1A and ARID1B — are linked to particularly poor neuroblastoma outcomes.

An international effort using SNP genotyping chips to study the genetics of cholesterol and other blood lipids has turned up 21 new gene variants associated with lipid levels.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and BGI will work together on a sequencing-based project to discover genetic variants involved in 1,000 rare diseases, the partners said today.

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Lineagen plans to launch an upgraded version of its FirstStepDx test for autism spectrum disorders.

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President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Eric Lander to serve as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Associated Press says.

Nature News writes that scientists are trying to figure out how to name the new strains of SARS-CoV-2 that are emerging.

The New York Times reports that researchers are studying identical twins who had COVID-19 to understand the influence of genetics on disease severity.

In PNAS this week: epistasis affecting cystic fibrosis, Tiger rattlesnake genome gives venom insight, and more.