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A review of Myriad Genetics' results over 10 years revealed that a significant proportion of variant calls were reclassified at some point.

The approach, published this week in Cell Reports, could be used more generally to discover disease genes in other cancer types. 

In Genome Research this week: long-read Caenorhabditis elegans sequences, enhancer patterns in breast cancer cell lines, and more.

Two speakers at the National Society of Genetic Counselors annual meeting discussed how often genetic variants are reclassified and how that affects patients.

Investigators will use Biocept's liquid biopsy tests to detect ALK rearrangements both at baseline and to monitor treatment response and resistance mechanisms.

New data from Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, along with other recent research, suggests that surface proteins can be used to isolate cancer-specific exosomes to detect the presence of a tumor.

Exonics will use the funding to advance preclinical research from UT-Southwestern researcher Eric Olson on genome editing of DMD mutations in a mouse model.

UT-SWMC researcher Eric Olson will study dystrophin produced with CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in a mouse model, as well as off-target effects.

I Dream of Genes

Researchers link two genes to sleep regulation, according to Medical News Today.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: convergent evolution in bird hemoglobin, and more.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.