Geisinger Health System Facing Criticism, EHR Vendors Say They're Making Progress in Supporting Genomics Premium After getting called out by informaticians at AMIA, Cerner and Epic address perceived shortfalls in their technology as demand for clinical genomics grows. Most Genetic Counselors Encounter Discrepant Variant Classifications, Must Work Out Interpretations Premium While neither common nor rare, discrepant variant classification can affect the management of patient care, and there are efforts to improve interpretations. Geisinger Wins $5M NIH Grant to Develop Point-of-Care Genetic Diagnostic Tool The proposed "High Impact Phenotype Identification System" aims to reduce time to diagnosis of 13 high-impact genetic conditions. People in the News: New Appointments at Genetron Health, BioSkryb, Geisinger, More Geisinger Trial to Evaluate Chatbot to Boost Cascade Testing in Familial Hypercholesterolemia Premium The trial is examining new tools to identify patients with FH and help patients communicate disease risk to at-risk family members. Apr 29, 2021 Geisinger Health System Wins $3.6M NIH Grant to Study Genetics of Cancer Risk Feb 2, 2021 Exome Sequencing Provides Molecular Diagnosis in Portion of Cerebral Palsy Cases Jan 23, 2020 Geisinger National Experts Join Genome Medical to Help Implement Population Genomics Programs Premium Nov 11, 2019 Chatbots Could Help Human Genetic Counselors Focus on Patient Concerns Jul 2, 2019 Dilated Cardiomyopathy Risk Increased in Only Some With Titin Truncations May 20, 2019 Startup GenomeSmart to Address Lack of Genetic Testing Knowledge With Digital Solution Premium Feb 28, 2019 Geisinger, Johns Hopkins Testing Liquid Biopsy Assay for Early Cancer Detection Jan 8, 2019 JP Morgan Healthcare, Day One: 10x Genomics, Myriad, Bruker, Konica Minolta, Geisinger Nov 19, 2018 At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Discuss Why, How Gene Variants Are Reclassified Sep 25, 2018 Geisinger Deploys 'Gia' Chatbot to Help Genetic Counselors Manage MyCode Participants Premium Sep 21, 2018 Geisinger Exome Study IDs Breast Cancer Risk Variants That May Not Have Been Detected in Routine Care Sep 11, 2018 Yale to Launch Large-Scale Genomic Medicine Project Premium Aug 9, 2018 Geisinger Team Describes Approach for Returning Secondary Genomic Findings to Research Participants Jun 29, 2018 Reassessment of Genes' Links to Brugada Syndrome Finds Only One With Definitive Evidence May 7, 2018 Geisinger Health System to Launch Free Clinical Exome Sequencing Pilot to Predict Disease Risk Premium Jan 26, 2018 Large-Scale Sequencing Projects Navigate Grey Area Between Research, Clinical Testing Premium Nov 16, 2017 Regeneron Says Large-Scale Human Genetics Starting to Generate New Drug Targets Premium Nov 16, 2017 Geisinger Experience Implementing Precision Medicine Spurs New Effort to Help Others Do the Same Premium Sep 27, 2017 Clear Genetics Developing Chatbot to Triage, Supplement Genetic Counseling Premium Jul 26, 2017 Helix Launches Genomics App Store, but Will Consumers Pay? Load More Breaking News Epic Sciences, Biosplice Therapeutics Partner on Multiomic Profiling for Cancer Trials Hamilton, Pacific Biosciences Partner on Automating DNA Sample Prep Danaher Q4 Revenues Rise 21 Percent COVID-19 Severity Biomarker Candidates Revealed in RNA Sequencing Study Flatiron Health, Japanese Hospital Partner on Real-World GI Cancer Database Abbott Q4 Diagnostics Revenues Grow 3 Percent, Full-Year Revenues up 25 Percent The Scan Polarized Science Confidence A new survey finds that confidence in science among US adults is increasingly polarized, the Associated Press says. Time to Sit Back and Relax NPR reports that the US National Institutes of Health has transferred the last of its eligible former research chimpanzees to a sanctuary. Omicron-Focused Vaccines The New York Times reports both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna have launched trials of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines targeting the Omicron variant. Nature Papers Present Cloud-Computing Analysis Approach, Transcription Factor With Role in Bacterial Genome Organization In Nature this week: researchers describe the free, open-source cloud-computing infrastructure Serratus and more.