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NHGRI researchers showed that they were able to extract more useful pharmacogenetic information from exome data than from current chip data. 

A genetic testing utilization service launched by Stanford in 2015 helped cut the number of inappropriately ordered tests in half and saved about $250,000 during the first year.

Using whole-exome sequencing early in the diagnostic process could save $3,500 on average in patients who obtain a diagnosis from it and $1,700 in patients who do not.

Six percent of patients diagnosed by exome sequencing received more than one molecular diagnosis, which can be important for their clinical management.

A researcher with the Genome Analysis Center had his and his family's exomes sequenced and interpreted and found little overlap between different providers' analyses.

The software offers data processing and management capabilities that are designed to support more automated and efficient whole-exome sequencing-based testing.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Equipped with 10 Illumina HiSeq 2500s and one PacBio RSII, the Regeneron Genetics Center cranks out more than 1,200 exomes per week.

Through a parent-offspring trio exome sequencing study, University of Sydney researchers found 28 recessive and 17 de novo variants associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.

A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.

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