Investigators calculated that the new assay, which includes 67 SNPs, could offer a 50 percent improvement over previous methods if used in newborn screening.
The article argues that PRS are bad at identifying those who will develop disease but others say this is the same for widely used risk factors.
After a successful pilot that recruited 1,000 patients, NorthShore will now engage 10,000 people to receive Color's genomic testing in their primary care.
The studies involved data from 14,000 Hispanic women and showed the 87-SNP risk score outperformed its 86-SNP score for European women.
A review of Myriad Genetics' results over 10 years revealed that a significant proportion of variant calls were reclassified at some point.
To nudge genetic testing labs to share their variant data, MGH now requires that labs to which it sends tests to contribute variants to the ClinVar database.
The German company validated the panel, which focuses on actionable results, in a 300-participant clinical study in collaboration with Robert-Bosch-Hospital in Stuttgart.
A study of more than 5,000 breast cancer patients found that multi-gene sequencing has rapidly replaced BRCA1/2-only tests, resulting in better pathogenic variant detection but also higher VUS rates.
Centogene opened a Boston office in December and plans to open a lab there in a few months as it awaits an FDA decision on its clinical tool.
Investigators came up with a 182-variant risk score for early-onset coronary artery disease, which they tested on SNP data from UK Biobank participants with or without the condition.