Geisinger Health System

The pilot builds off the MyCode Community Research Health Initiative, for which Regeneron has been sequencing the exomes of Geisinger participants.

At the Precision Medicine World Conference this week, researchers discussed how they plan to return genomic results to participants of research-focused sequencing studies.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Since 2015, the Regeneron Genetics Center has sequenced 250,000 exomes from phenotyped individuals, identifying "human knockouts" and other large-effect mutations.

Geisinger is hoping to help others around the country implement precision medicine, which requires significant investment in genomics expertise, as well as infrastructural and operational changes.

Ready for It?

Science dives into what Geisinger Medical Center's MyCode Community Health Initiative could reveal about widespread genome sequencing.

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

Booming Field

CNBC reports that the genetic counseling field is expected to grow as personalized medicine becomes more common.

Among the initial crop of products there may not be a killer app yet, but these first offerings will enable Helix and partners to begin to understand their customer base.

A curation working group established a framework that considers the nature and strength of the available evidence when evaluating gene-disease associations.

Separate studies in NEJM from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Ionis Pharmaceuticals target the ANGPTL3 gene in an effort to develop heart disease treatments.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

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