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The tool has been applied to determine the pathogenic cause of hemorrhagic fever, and is powering a new test for respiratory disease pathogens.

Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.

Mary Beckerle has been removed as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute in what one researcher refers to as a "coup," ScienceInsider reports.

A Brown University-led team demonstrated the utility of its "massively parallel splicing assay," or MaPSy, assay by profiling splice effects for thousands of mutations.

Placental examination, fetal autopsy, and genetic testing are among the most useful tests when searching for stillbirth cause, the New York Times reports.

The funding will, in part, support efforts to expand the project's catalog of functional elements and understand their roles in different contexts.

Researchers incorporated deep phenotyping and gene expression profiles to tease apart gene networks that are altered in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Arti Rai and Colleen Chien are studying whether the Supreme Court's decisions in Mayo v Prometheus and Bilski v Kappos have had a negative impact on diagnostics innovation.

Utah's Dana Carroll, UC Berkeley's Jacob Corn, and their colleagues replaced the sickle cell disease mutation with the wild-type gene via HDR.

Frameshift plans to commercialize two applications: one for data quality control and a second for identifying mutations in rare and Mendelian disorders.

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23andMe is offering early customers re-testing on newer chips for a fee, Wired reports.

He Jiankui is no longer affiliated with Direct Genomics Biotechnology, the single molecule sequencing company he founded, Nikkei Asian Review reports.

Newsweek writes about the hopes for precision medicine in cancer, but also challenges getting it to patients.

In Genome Research this week: genomic architecture of glioblastoma, predictive computational approach to estimate SNP fitness, and more.