UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh have partnered to open the UPMC Genome Center

UPMC, Pitt Launch Genome Center to Support Clinical Dx, Precision Medicine

Initial activity includes sequencing genomes of some 600 cancer patients, with future plans focused on biobanking and industry partnerships
Myriad subsidiary Assurex will partner with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to study its GeneSight® test in veterans diagnosed with major depressive disorder. [Source: Assurex Health]

VA to Evaluate Assurex Health’s GeneSight PGx Test for MDD

Myriad subsidiary Assurex will partner with the VA to study its GeneSight test in veterans diagnosed with major depressive disorder.
WuXi NextCODE has successfully completed a $240 million Series B financing

WuXi NextCODE Completes $240M Series B Financing

WuXi NextCODE has successfully completed a $240 million Series B financing, planning in part to further extend its platform infrastructure.
An increasing number of clinicians are adding the cancer transcriptome to their precision medicine program. They have found that the transcriptome is important in identifying clinically impactful results. [iStock / DeoSum]

Deciphering the Cancer Transcriptome

A variety of malignant outliers may hide in transcriptome profiles that emphasize averages.
In addition to loci for loneliness

Cambridge Researchers Identify Genomic Loci for Loneliness, Social Interaction

Using GWAS analyses of UK Biobank samples, study also reports causal association between obesity and loneliness and symptoms for depression.
Advances in -omics technologies are among examples of federally-funded research that is driving both development of new treatments and advances in public health

AACR Highlights ‘Omics Advances as Driving Cancer Research, Treatments

Annual progress report also warns of challenges that include rising number of new cases and health disparities among population groups
Source: NIH

Genomic Study Links Commonalities Between Cardiovascular and Other Diseases

Nearly half of all hereditary risk factors for coronary artery disease are also associated with entirely different diseases.
Genetic obese mouse

Mouse Study Shows Microbiome Plays Role in Obesity-Related Depression, Anxiety

Harvard researchers find animals fed a high-fat diet exhibited greater levels of anxiety and depression compared to those on a standard diet

AI Finds Mutations in “Junk” DNA that Cause Autism

A team of Princeton University-led researchers has used an artificial intelligence algorithm to identify mutations in “junk” DNA that can cause autism. The findings,...

University of California, U. Vienna, Charpentier Get 11th U.S. CRISPR Cas-9 Patent

An 11th U.S. patent covering CRISPR-Cas9 claims has been granted to the Regents of the University of California (UC), the University of Vienna, and...
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