Geisinger Health System

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

A ClinGen panel reports that only one gene linked to Brugada syndrome out of 21 tested has enough evidence supporting its inclusion in clinical genetic tests.

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.

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Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

Elephants may have "re-animated" a pseudogene to help stave off cancer, according to the New York Times.