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With All of Us set to launch this weekend, the NIH director has been making the media rounds.

With all of its 600 nurses trained in genomics competency, the research hospital at NIH wants patient genetic pedigrees available directly in the EMR.

The DocUBuild tool grew out of the eMERGE network and helps institutions curate and manage genomic educational material for clinicians and patients alike.

Using exomes and linked electronic health records, the team uncovered a loss-of-function variant associated with decreased risk of liver disease and cirrhosis.

The health system hopes to pair the data with nearly three decades worth of electronic health records as well as medical histories provided by contributors.

In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.

Data aggregator InterSystems will integrate Edico Genome's DRAGEN CGIS into EHRs for easier test ordering and bidirectional data exchange.

Meditech, one of the oldest existing EHR companies, has staked out a role in supporting precision medicine with drug-gene interaction testing.

Irish rare disease research center FutureNeuro is partnering with software vendor Congenica to bring sequencing to the point of care for genetic epilepsies.

Following some major integration issues and other data challenges, Stanford is preparing to expand genomic medicine beyond rare diseases and cancer.

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Public health experts call for a transparent COVID-19 vaccine approval process in a letter; the Food and Drug Administration commissioner assures science-based approval.

The Verge reports that new gene-naming guidelines aim in part to avoid Excel-related name change confusion.

In Nature this week: tuatara genome sequence aids in understanding amniote evolution, and more.

According to the Guardian, UK virologists say in a letter to officials that their expertise has been pushed aside in COVID-19 response plans.