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Some of the market's most influential voices, including Kári Stefánsson and Linda Avey, believe that consumer genomics is not on the way out but rather experiencing a period of transition.
A genetic analysis based on more than 32,000 individuals living in the US traced the ancestry, historical migration, and other patterns present in populations around the country.
NatGeo will continue to conduct research using its database, which includes data on roughly a million individuals.
Consumer genomics companies have endeavored to reach out to minority communities with sometimes contentious results.
With ever more data in hand, providers are seeking to enhance their services, providing more detailed ancestry estimates while introducing new offerings around genetic traits and health.
With the rollout of Insitome's first app, consumers have the chance to explore their heritage in a new context that could reshape the ancestry testing market.
The company has developed a suite of initial products focused on ancestry that will compete with offerings from 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and Family Tree DNA.
Living DNA can break down the origins of a customer’s ancestry into 21 distinct regions within Britain alone, as well as across 80 different worldwide populations.
Embark hopes the test will not only satisfy the curiosity of pet owners but advance both canine and human health research.
Thanks to a new array, NatGeo will now offer customers expanded Y chromosome and mtDNA analyses, setting it apart in a competitive consumer genomics market.
Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.
Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.
The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.
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