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Sequencing-based newborn screening could not identify all children with metabolic disorders or hearing loss, but could interrogate a larger number of conditions.

GenPro will use its EpiMarker machine-learning platform to identify a network of genomic DNA methylation sites in patients' circulating immune cells that may be predictive of drug response.

The Signatera research-use-only assay monitors cancer treatment and assesses minimal residual disease, and is customized for individual patients.

Clear Genetics is developing a chatbot to help make genetic counseling accessible, and genetic counselors say it could help handle straightforward cases.

The Stanford University and Fox Chase Cancer Center team found that some mutations dramatically increased cancer risk, while others had a more modest effect.

The NGS panel found that a previously diagnosed primary lung tumor was actually metastatic breast cancer, leading to a change in the patient's treatment.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – RayBiotech announced on Tuesday a partnership to provide biomarker discovery and validation services to the Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Last month, genetic analysis and interpretation firm N of One said that it had interpreted sequence data from over 4,000 tumors, including from whole genomes, exomes, and targeted panels.

Following last week's announcement that Thermo Fisher plans to buy Life Technologies for $13.6 billion, Ion Torrent customers are taking a wait-and-see approach, although many are optimistic that the acquisition could be a boon to Ion Torrent development and to the next-gen seque

Fox Chase Cancer Center has contracted genomics interpretation company N-of-One to interpret and curate results from its new targeted sequencing-based test, CancerCode45, creating reports for ordering physicians that link genomic findings with potential targeted therapies.

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UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.

The Washington Post reports that the White House chief of staff has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to justify the stricter standards it is seeking for a coronavirus vaccine.

President Donald Trump's "good genes" comment raises eugenics concerns, CNN reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of tremor condition, analysis of a West and Central African tree used in traditional medicine, and more.