The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has launched its Expanded Carrier Screening Panel for people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. The panel screens for 38 diseases, up from 20 in a previous version.


Foundation Medicine's FoundationOne test has attained a CE mark, enabling it to be placed on the market in the European Economic Area.

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CNBC reports that Amazon invested in the startup Grail as it sees an opportunity for its cloud computing company in genomics.

Lawrence Krauss writes at Slate that science is needed for good public policy and should not be ignored.

Researchers are working on re-making the yeast genome from scratch, according to the Associated Press.

In Cell this week: functional profiling of Plasmodium genome, a self-inactivating rabies virus, and more.