By Bernadette Toner

This story was originally published Aug. 4.

A new sequencing contract with the Inova Translational Medicine Institute is a sign of things to come for Complete Genomics, according to CEO Cliff Reid.

In a conference call to discuss the company's second-quarter financial results last week, Reid said that the agreement is a "game-changer" because it marks "the first contract that has been signed with a healthcare provider to do complete human genome sequencing."

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In Nature this week: improved genomic analysis using a graph genome reference, tumor mutational burden could predict clinical response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, and more.

Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

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