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The Boston Globe reports that increased genetic screening of healthy people can make returning disease risk findings tricky.

Geisinger and UPenn researchers found that Titin truncations revealed by exome sequencing increased DCM risk in those with European but not with African ancestry.

The firm has developed a digital platform that determines whether patients meet guidelines for genetic testing, and if so, what test they should receive.

At the AGBT meeting last night, Johns Hopkins researcher Joshua Cohen said that the partners are looking to recruit 50,000 healthy individuals for the study.

Among the firms presenting, 10x noted that it doubled its revenue growth in 2018, and Myriad discussed the impact that new tests are having on its growth.

Genetic counselors, laboratories, and patients themselves have roles to play in reclassifying gene variants, including variants of uncertain significance.

The chatbot developed with Clear Genetics follows up with patients after genetic testing and educates family members at risk for inheriting the same mutations.

Researchers found cancer risk variants in individuals who did not meet criteria for testing, and testing led to early cancer detection in several cases.

Starting in early 2019, Yale plans to sign up at least 100,000 patients to analyze their genomes and EHR data for research and return of clinically actionable results.

With this model, the Geisinger team disclosed secondary genomic findings to 95 percent of the MyCode Community Health Initiative participants with such results.

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23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.

By studying koalas and a retrovirus that infects them, researchers may have uncovered a new sort of 'immune response' that occurs at the genomic level, Agence France Presse reports.

NPR reports that the first person in the US given a gene editing-based therapy for a genetic disorder is heading home.

In Science this week: ancient genomes reveal social inequality within individual households, new method for quantifying genetic variation in gene dosage, and more.