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Myriad Genetics, OptraHEALTH Partner to Offer Cancer Knowledge

Myriad Genetics, Inc. MYGN recently announced a collaboration with OptraHEALTH with the aim of implementing a cognitive ChatBOT, Gene. The AI-powered ChatBOT will provide genetic and financial assistance information to prospective patients of hereditary cancer.

Notably, the Gene knowledge platform, which is a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliant, has a BOT interface and can answer a variety of health-related questions about hereditary cancer. The ChatBOT interfaces with Myriad’s online hereditary cancer quiz.

Myriad Genetics is currently planning to launch the Gene ChatBOT for its Foresight and Prequel prenatal tests and for companion diagnostic testing in oncology in the latter half of 2020.

With the recent partnership, Myriad Genetics aims to boost its oncology portfolio on a global scale. This portfolio includes various molecular diagnostic tests, all of which comprise the broader Molecular Diagnostic Testing business.

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International students must leave USA if universities offer only online classes this fall

The Trump administration announced international students will have to leave the USA, or face possible deportation, if the college or university they attend switches to online-only classes in the fall because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Similarly, international students enrolled in colleges or universities offering only online courses this fall will be barred from entering the USA.

In the spring, international students were allowed to attend online-only classes. The reversal could be a major economic blow to colleges and universities, as well as  communities, over the loss of tuition and other revenue from international students who typically pay full price.

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The new policy, issued

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International students must leave US if universities only offer online classes this fall

The Trump administration announced international students will have to leave the United States, or face possible deportation, if the college or university they attend switches to online-only classes in the fall because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Similarly, international students enrolled in colleges or universities offering only online courses this fall will be barred from entering the U.S.

The news comes as some colleges and universities, including Harvard University, say they will only offer online classes in the fall to protect students and staff from the new coronavirus.

The move, a reversal from the spring when international students were allowed to remain in the U.S. to attend online-only classes, could represent a major economic blow to colleges and universities as well as local communities over the loss of tuition and other revenue from international students who typically pay full price.

It comes at a time when colleges and universities are are

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Entrepreneurs offer advice on thriving during difficult times

We are in the midst of an economic downturn that is unlike anything most us have seen.

How can we prepare to not only make it through these challenging times but thrive? We asked these titans of industry and Advisors in The Oracles, who are in industries ranging from real estate to technology and fitness. Here’s their best advice for preparing your life and business for the future.

1. Reevaluate your priorities.

This situation makes us reevaluate our priorities and cut back on expenses. Then when things turn around, you’ll be prepared to thrive because you aren’t wasting money on excess.

These times are difficult, and I wouldn’t wish them on anyone, but they also offer opportunities. When the stock market goes down, that’s when you buy. For example, I bought Bitcoin when it dropped recently. This is also about more than finances; it’s about focusing on what’s important, like … Read More