A new startup co-founded by Harvard geneticist George Church plans to bring the personal genome to customers willing — and able — to pay for it and promises to keep the information private and secure.
 
The company, called Knome, says it is the first to offer whole-genome sequencing and analysis services directly to consumers, setting it apart from other personal genomics startups like 23andMe and Navigenics, which plan to start out with genotyping services.
 

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.

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This webinar is the third in a four-part series highlighting real-world examples of how some lab directors are bringing validated next-generation sequencing-based tests to the clinic.

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09
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This webinar is the last in a four-part series highlighting real-world examples of how some lab directors are bringing validated next-generation sequencing-based tests to the clinic.