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PreventionGenetics PGxome

PreventionGenetics launched the newly expanded PGxome whole-exome sequencing tests. In addition to diagnostic whole-exome testing, the PGxome Health Screen is now available to healthy individuals who want to learn more about their carrier status for recessive disorders and susceptibility to adult onset illnesses. Pharmacogenomic testing will be added to the PGxome test menu soon, PreventionGenetics said. 

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Whale Decline Analysis

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.