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The decision should reduce uncertainty in the field of molecular diagnostics.
A new venture lets patients choose how their data is used for medical research and offers sophisticated privacy settings.
Sequencing a complete human genome may soon cost less than an iPhone. Will BGI-Shenzhen decode yours?
Researchers who have used the biomolecule to encode MP3s, text files, and JPEGs say it will be a competitive storage medium in just a few decades.
A startup called GenePeeks will identify recessive diseases that could show up in children of sperm-bank clients and donors.
A fast, cheap way to identify neuron-to-neuron connections could shed light on disorders including autism and schizophrenia.
A company has developed a simple blood test to identify most cases of autism—but determining if it really works is not so simple.
The blood tests may herald a new wave of noninvasive prenatal screening.
The technique was once considered too error-prone to be useful, but a computational fix could bring it into the world of medical research.
The promise of better drug design and genetic diagnoses spurs big pharma’s interest in sequencing technology.