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UnitedHealthcare To Cover Genetic Testing for Precision Medicine in Depression, Anxiety

The nation’s largest private health insurer, UnitedHealthcare, announced August 1 that it will cover testing that will allow physicians to match their patients to...
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EMBL-EBI Launches Free Genetic Disease Diagnostic Software

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh and the European Bioinformatics Institute at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL-EBI) have introduced a new diagnostic genome-wide...

Coffee Improves Gut Motility by Altering Gut Microbiota

Data presented yesterday at the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2019 Conference by researchers from University of Texas, Galveston, suggest that the effects of coffee...

Mining the Microbiome: Microbiome startups are proliferating, exploring new markets, and colonizing diverse therapeutic...

It would be hard to find an area of health where the microbiome has not been implicated as a major player. The microbiome is...
A liquid biopsy test has detected changes in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes associated with ovarian and breast cancer that signal when the disease stops responding to treatment through platinum chemotherapy or poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. [Source: © freshidea/Fotolia]

Ovarian Cancer Blood Test May Eliminate Need for Diagnostic Exploratory Surgery

Scientists at Uppsala University and the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg say they have developed a blood test that may provide a more precise...
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Are Dogs the New Early Cancer Detection Tool?

A dog’s sense of smell—more than 10,000 times more sensitive than that of our own—has been exploited by humans for centuries. Whether it is...
The American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU) has issued a position statement encouraging the use of tissue-based molecular testing and/or germline testing for three groups of prostate cancer patients. [Ji-Xin Cheng

Clinical Urologists Group Supports Genomic Testing for Prostate Cancer

AACU statement encourages use of tissue-based molecular testing and/or germline testing for three groups of prostate cancer patients

Former Foundation Medicine Execs Join Hopkins Kimmel Directors, VCs in New Company

Steven Kafka, Ph.D., the former president and chief operating officer of Foundation Medicine who left the company last year, has joined with former colleagues...
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Liquid Biopsy Equal to Tissue to Indicate Immunotherapy Response

Liquid biopsy is just as good as traditional tumor testing at identifying microsatellite instability (MSI), an important biomarker used to predict response to immunotherapy...
Black doctor using digital display

The Age of Analytics: Sequencing’s New Frontier Is Clinical Interpretation

David FitzPatrick’s typical patient is a toddler with global developmental delay who is small for her age, has epilepsy, and cannot speak or understand...
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