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The consortium aims to advance the use of genomics in the clinic, with a particular  focus on diverse and underserved patient populations.

The $10 million donation from Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan should accelerate data sharing and alleviate shortage in bioinformatics expertise.

The gift will support work being done by Atul Butte using publicly availably health data to gain new insights on disease.

The firm recently released two droplet digital PCR-based assays that can characterize edits generated by CRISPR-Cas9 or other genome editing tools.

Focusing on drugs that appeared to reverse cancer-related gene expression signatures, researchers identified candidate compounds that thwarted cancer cell lines.

This finding has the potential to expand the current utility of the panel to identify an important subgroup of people who would benefit from less treatment, the firm said. 

The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center has installed GenomOncology's GO Clinical Workbench to support the institution's UCSF500 NGS panel.

A metagenomic test of spinal fluid found that a man's encephalitis was due to a tapeworm, Scientific American reports.

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A nursing professor got her genome sequenced to see whether her students would be ready for patients with such results, CBS SF reports.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: 90 ancient Egyptian mitochondrial genomes analyzed, and more.

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NPR reports that Turkish high school students will no longer study evolution.

Researchers report they sequenced and identified plant species in an "al fresco" laboratory.

An Australian team searches for genetic alterations linked to depression in hopes of developing personalized treatments, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PNAS this week: host contributors to typhoid fever risk, effects of obesity-related variants near TMEM18, and more.