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Veritas Genetics MyBRCA HiRisk

Veritas Genetics has launched myBRCA HiRisk, a new 26-gene comprehensive HBOC screening test specifically designed for high-risk populations. This high-risk panel identifies germline mutation in 26 genes, including BRCA1 and BRCA2, which are associated with increased risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer as well as other associated cancers. The panel also test for structural rearrangements in BRCA1 and BRCA2 and includes genes known to be associated with Lynch syndrome, Cowden syndrome, Li-fraumeni syndrome, peutz-Jeghers and several other genetic syndromes. The panel is priced at $299 USD.

The Scan

Taking Stock of the Stockpile

The US and European countries are evaluating their smallpox vaccine stockpiles as the number of monkeypox cases increases, the Washington Post reports.

Vitamin D From Tomatoes

According to Reuters, researchers in the UK have gene-edited tomatoes so their fruit contains vitamin D.

Cause Not Yet Spotted

NPR reports that a new study was unable to find a cause for persistent long COVID symptoms.

PNAS Papers on Central African Hunter-Gatherers, Myopia Development, Ancient Microtia Allele

In PNAS this week: population patterns among Central African hunter gatherers, effect of myopia-linked gene variant, and more.