Helix made headlines when they announced authorization from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for a whole exome sequencing platform, called the Helix Laboratory Platform. In the same breath, they also announced they obtained 510(k) clearance for their new...
From the LaunchPad
Welcome to The Launchpad, SoundRocket’s blog, where we share our insights and musings on the science of doing science (well), #soundscience.
Research Wonder: DNA with a bow on it, a gift that may (unexpectedly) ‘keep on giving’
If you’re looking for a last minute gift for friends or family this holiday season, you may be considering direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing kits. These saliva-based at-home DNA tests (offered by companies like 23andMe and Ancestry.com) are available for quick...
The NHGRI’s 10 Bold Predictions: Visions of Genomics & Society in 2030
The NHGRI, as an institute of the NIH (National Institutes of Health), is focused on the role of genomics in human health and disease. Working with key members of the genomics community, the NHGRI recently published its strategic vision in Nature.
With hope and anticipation, the NHGRI boldly predicts that . . .