DeCode's new offering adds to an ongoing controversy over whether people in the island country have a right to know if they are at increased risk for disease.
A Veterans Health Administration subcommittee evaluated the clinical utility of 30 pharmacogenetic tests and recommended about half for wider use.
The centers will generate genotype and whole-genome sequence data from the samples submitted by participants.
A team of European researchers analyzed DNA from infected medieval skeletons to find the HLA allele DRB1*15:01 was more common among leprosy patients.
In analyses of multiple traits and diseases, investigators uncovered loss-of-function or truncating changes with apparent protective effects.
Data from almost 19,500 individuals did not show clear ties between a heterozygous mutation in the HBB hemoglobin beta gene and ischemic stroke risk.
Researchers genotyped Y chromosome markers in almost 100 ancient horse DNA samples spanning 5,000 years.
Thompson Street will acquire YX Genomics Holding, the holding company of Transnetyx and two other subsidiaries.
Applicants will be expected to develop the capacity to conduct up to 200,000 genome-wide assays per year and generate high-quality genotyping and genome sequence data.
The prospective analysis suggests that the approach could help clinicians identify patients at risk of a stroke who could benefit from anticoagulant treatment.
In a commentary at eLife, Brandeis University's Eve Marder calls on researchers to value and pursue truth.
Researchers have developed a way to quickly edit white blood cells, according to the New York Times.
In Science this week: rice gene enables plants to grow quickly in times of flooding, and more.
Education-linked genetic variants could also predict a small portion of a person's social mobility, Newsweek reports.