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SEATTLE (GenomeWeb) – A new analysis from Invitae suggests a significant proportion of informative, pathogenic cancer risk variants may be missed by focusing germline genetic tests in cancer patients on relatively few genes with potential ties to an individual's cancer type.

Invitae's Edward Esplin outlined results from the study during a session on cancer risk assessment and management at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics annual meeting here on Friday.

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The Hastings Center's Erik Parens argues in a Scientific American opinion piece that the current pandemic underscores the need to reconsider the hope placed in genomic medicine. 

The Los Angeles Times writes that Operation Warp Speed has an ambitious timeline for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australia is launching its trial of preconception carrier testing Tuesday.

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