Invenio Genetics, a California-based genomic test developer, said this week that it is collaborating with Singapore’s Imagene Labs to develop an improved consumer genomics product. Specifically, Imagene’s ancestry-based polygenic risk scoring bioinformatics system will power Invenio’s GeneFolio Fitness & Nutrition DNA analysis product, increasing accuracy for currently underrepresented health populations. The partners said that a significant gap in preventive health and wellness DNA analysis is that they source predominantly European/non-Hispanic White genetic databases. Imagene’s genetic risk scoring bioinformatics system uses machine-learning tools and genetic datasets from all five of the world’s primary ethnic groups (East Asian, South Asian, Latin American, European, and African), and will be integrated into Invenio’s GeneFolio test, which analyzes more than 1,000 genetic variations related to 20 fitness traits and 30 nutrition and diet factors. More…