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The company will provide counseling in multiple languages and connect people to local healthcare resources so they can use the genetic information they've learned in their own care. 

The company will bring its Mastermind genomic search engine to clinical labs in China, where early tests have shown a sharp reduction in VUS search time.

A little-studied aspect of Thermococcus sp. DNA polymerase may become the foundation for a new sequencing-by-synthesis chemistry.

Canaccord Genuity began coverage of Castle Biosciences with a Buy rating and a $26 price target, while SVB Leerink assigned an Outperform rating and a $28 price target.

Two BioRxiv preprints describe new algorithms that the developers say can accelerate the pace of genome analysis.

The company hopes to convert biopharma customers to increasingly comprehensive approaches, and intends to branch out further with blood-based exome sequencing next year.

The immune sequencing firm is working on kit-ifying its two existing tests, as well as developing a second clinical test and expanding the label for clonoSeq.

The firms announced a deal to develop services and products for sequencing-based T cell and B cell receptor profiling in the US and Europe.

In its first quarter operating as a public company, the Seattle-based immune sequencing firm more than tripled development revenues and grew sequencing revenues.

The firm brought in $15.8 million during the quarter compared to $8.8 million a year ago, and beating Wall Street expectations.

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The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.

The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.

New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.