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The company launched an updated version of its Face2Gene software suite earlier this month at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting.

The results were presented at the ESHG meeting in Scotland this weekend and could potentially influence how NIPT is offered in those countries.

The groups acknowledge the value in NIPT, but recommend against expanding testing for sex chromosomal aneuploidies and microdeletions.

The European Society for Human Genetics has issued recommendations for laboratories performing clinical whole-genome sequencing.

A study of clinical geneticists in Europe found large percentages think some DTC genetic tests should require medical supervision or should be banned.

Among the suggestions the European Society of Human Genetics made in a recently published article are regulation of genetic tests, more studies to assess the clinical utility of genomics research, and genetic counseling to consumers.

The European Society of Human Genetics includes among its policy goals oversight for predictive medical genetic tests for utility and validity, marketing, privacy, consent, and counseling.

In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.

An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.

The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.