NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Institute for Systems Biology and Complete Genomics said today that they are conducting a joint large-scale human genome sequencing study of Huntington's disease.

Under the partnership, Complete Genomics will sequence for ISB 100 genomes from Huntington's disease patients, family members, and matched controls to study modifiers of disease presentation and progression.

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360Dx reports that the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would cover next-generation sequencing-based cancer panel tests.

The Washington Post reports that a meteorologist is being considered as presidential science and technology advisor.

Researchers have developed a PCR-based assay to gauge whether manatees are present in waters.

In PNAS this week: precision medicine strategy to screen for disease risk, genome evolution in Haemophilus influenzae, and more.

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