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At HudsonAlpha's Genomic Medicine Conference University of North Carolina's Anya Prince discussed insurance coverage of genetic tests and preventive care.

The method sequences DNA fragments cut out of the genome during excision repair, then maps them back onto the genome to find the repair location.

Led by former LabCorp executives, the firm is aiming to develop evidence around genetic signatures and license the tech to labs and Dx developers.

Researchers from the University of North Carolina's department of obstetrics and school of medicine have published a report on the center's first year offering non-invasive prenatal fetal aneuploidy tests from both Illumina-owned Verinata Health and Sequenom.

This is the fourth in a series of profiles of centers awarded grants this year by the NIH under the Genomic Sequencing and Newborn Screening Disorders research program.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A group of federal, academic, and industry partners in the US have launched a new challenge to spur the development of new computational tools for predicting patient responses to certain drugs and chemicals based on their genomes, Sage Bionetworks said today.

WASHINGTON – At this week's annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, a number of similarities emerged among labs offering cancer gene panels on next-gen sequencing platforms.

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have tested a strategy for returning incidental findings from genome sequencing to patients and plan to use this approach in an ongoing research study.

This article was originally posted March 29.
The annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology held last week in Chicago featured a number of pharmacogenomically guided studies related to treatments for cardiovascular disease.


A startup wants to match customers to wine based on their DNA and one critic calls the idea 'silly,' Stat News reports.

Researchers trace the origins of brown rats using genetic analysis to China, the New York Times reports.

In Science this week: gene flow between ancient chimpanzees and bonobos, and more.

In Nature this week: genetic history of HIV in the US, and more.