100,000 Genomes Project

Early research has shown the open-source ExpansionHunter software to be highly accurate in identifying repeat expansions that indicate rare diseases.

Core elements of the new program include integrating genomic data into electronic medical records and the establishment of a national genome center.

Congenica will use the proceeds to establish its presence in the US and China, where it will court not only clinical genetics labs, but specialists, academics, biotech, and pharma.

The company will use the proceeds from the round to invest in sales and marketing efforts for its Sapientia clinical genome analysis platform, as well as for R&D.

Genomics England will use the product to aid scientists and clinicians in 13 National Health Service Genomic Medical Centres with clinical reporting and interpretation.

Researchers reported on the impact sequencing projects have already had on participants, as well as the challenges, particularly in data interpretation and storage.

Proponents believe the Million European Genomes Alliance will spur research, stimulate the life sciences economy, and ultimately improve clinical care.

The ThromboGenomics consortium launched a 78-gene heritable bleeding, thrombotic, and platelet disorders panel and plans to merge its whole-genome sequence data with the 100,000 Genomes Project.

Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.