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Sage is handling the initial data processing and cleaning for the consortium, while MSKCC is providing infrastructure for hosting the data.

Although the workshops didn't yield specific regulatory policies, discussions centered on themes such as data sharing, transparency, and public communication of test limitations.

Genomics England has selected WuXi Nextcode to interpret genomic data from cancer and rare disease samples as part of the UK 100K Genomes Project.  

The company is currently recruiting early adopters to put Mastermind, its proprietary database of curated genomic variants, through its paces prior to full launch next year. 

The company exited the NGS whole-genome analysis market a few years ago and is now focused on building a business around its core IP search technology.

On Nov. 12, the FDA will focus on developing analytical standards for NGS, and on Nov. 13 the topic will be variant databases for clinical interpretation.

As the number of people genotyped looks set to pass 3 million this year, third-party tools providers have worked to improve usability, add features, and upgrade their servers for scalability.

The firm will provide whole-genome profiling for Cedars-Sinai prostate cancer patients, who will also be tested with the Decipher Prostate Cancer Classifier.

Under the terms of the agreement, Repositive will offer access to a range of biomedical science research datasets from GigaScience.

The availability of consumer genomics services has also made it possible for adoptees to bypass state adoption laws, many of which restrict access to their records.

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Researchers uncovered the HIV virus within a tissue sample collected in 1966, the Atlantic reports.

Nature News reports there are a handful of clinical trials underway to evaluate vaginal microbiome seeding of newborns born via caesarian section.

The Washington Post writes that humans may have contributed to the extinction of cave bears some 20,000 years ago.

In PLOS this week: gene variant may protect against trypanosomiasis, GLIS3 role in type 2 diabetes, and more.