Researchers used exome data for more than 123,000 individuals to map "constrained coding regions," where disease-related variants are over-represented.
The endorsement is the agency's first through the Human Variant Database Program, for which it released final guidance earlier this year.
To nudge genetic testing labs to share their variant data, MGH now requires that labs to which it sends tests to contribute variants to the ClinVar database.
Researchers compared three open source annotation tools, and also looked at correspondence with public databases, identifying a number of stumbling blocks.
The team is making several improvements to its MyGene2 platform portal in an attempt to encourage open sharing of genomic data.
The company submitted more than 95,000 recently re-curated variants identified in more than 1,500 genomes sequenced in Illumina's Clinical Services Laboratory.
Two new Nature Communications studies underscored the need for better genomic studies of populations of non-European ancestry.
A University of California, Los Angeles-led team has found turning off the CCR5 gene could improve recovery after a stroke, according to Scientific American.
South Dakota lawmakers are to weigh a bill aimed at teaching the strengths and weaknesses of scientific concepts, the Associated Press and KEVN-Black Hills Fox report.
In Science this week: the synthetic genetic system hachimoji, and more.
Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.