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Single Genetic Variant Associated with Cannabis Abuse

Researchers from the Danish psychiatric project (iPSYCH) report that they have found a specific gene that is associated with an increased risk of cannabis...
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Study of Multiethnic Groups Reveals 27 New Disease-Associated Variants

Researchers analyzed DNA from nearly 50,000 people of non-European decent and found 27 new genetic variants associated with chronic diseases, including high blood pressure,...
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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...

Illumina Prevails Against Ariosa in UK Patent Infringement Case

Illumina said it has won a decision in a U.K. patent court which sided with the company in ruling that one of its patents...
Diagnostic firms are working to create new tests that can detect rheumatoid arthritis earlier and also provide risk assessment profiles of patients that are more or less likely to suffer permanent physical damage as a result of the disease. [©Puwadol Jaturawutthichai/Shutterstock]

New Targets Identified For Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers part of a public-private partnership have identified new targets for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, including lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. That’s according to...
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Multiplex Test for Detection of Tick-Borne Pathogens

HDPCR Tick-Borne Pathogen (TBP) Panel is a multiplexPCR test that detects nine of the most common tick-borne pathogens in a single test.

MGI, Karolinska Institutet Collaborate on Translational Microbiome Research

MGI Tech (MGI), a subsidiary of BGI Group, and Centre for Translational Microbiome Research (CTMR) at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm today announced a strategy collaboration...
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20 Molecular Diagnostics Companies to Watch

Up-and-Coming Diagnostic Test Developers Emerge as Consolidation Thins the Field.
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10 Countries in 100K Genome Club

These ten governments have committed funding for projects that will sequence a minimum of 100,000 citizens to spur genomic medicine
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Foundation Medicine CEO Cindy Perettie’s Top ASCO 2019 Takeaways

By Cindy Perettie, CEO, Foundation Medicine The way ASCO started for me this year set the scene for what was an inspiring and fascinating weekend....

CRISPR Pioneers Partner with GSK to Launch Laboratory for Genomics Research

Gene-editing pioneers based at the University of California (UC) are partnering with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to establish a new laboratory that will explore how gene...
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
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Gut Microbe Dampens Parkinson’s Treatment

For some time, gut microbes have been thought to metabolize and lessen the efficacy of levodopa, the primary drug treatment for Parkinson’s disease, but...

PerkinElmer, Helix Partner to Launch Genetic Screening Test

The DNA test available to healthy individuals analyzes all 59 medically actionable genes identified by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics.
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Sensory Nanoparticles Could Enable Early Disease Detection

The discovery that blood biomolecules form distinctive corona profiles around nanoparticles could lead to early detection tests for cancer, and possibly other diseases as...
Extending a collaboration launched last year

Celsee, IncellDx Sign Lung Cancer CTC PD-L1 Agreement

The companies will co-commercialize their respective single-cell technologies for CTCs and PD-L1 expression following positive study results
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Not if. When: Metabolomics’ Impact in Cancer Treatments May be Just Around the Corner

The possibility of metabolomics playing a role in cancer diagnostics and treat- ment seems, to many metabolomicists, a question of when rather than if....
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Actionable Type 2 Diabetes Risks Uncovered

More than 67 actionable clinical discoveries were made through deep longitudinal genomic analysis by a group led by Michael Snyder, MD, chair of the...
Projections for the growth of the liquid biopsy market range as low as $1 billion by 2020

10 Liquid Biopsy Companies in the Money

10 privately-held diagnostics developers primarily focused on liquid biopsy tests, ranked by total money raised from venture capital firms.

Invitae to Expand NIPS Services with Singular Bio Acquisition

Invitae said today it has agreed to acquire Singular Bio for $55 million, in a deal designed to bolster the buyer’s non-invasive prenatal screening...

Canopy Biosciences Expands into ‘Multi-Omics’ Company with Zellkraftwerk Acquisition

Canopy Biosciences, a provider of gene editing and gene expression products and services, has acquired Zellkraftwerk for an undisclosed price, in a deal designed...

Five-Year Super Successes in Genomics and Precision Medicine

Multidimensional, computationally rich approaches represent the next wave of innovation, taking personalized medicine to the next level, while demanding more of practitioners, who in...
NGS technology has enabled researchers to epidemiologically analyze DNA sequences by quickly deciphering mass quantities of genetic information in a short amount of time. [Heart illustration: iStock/SvetaP DNA double helix: iStock/Kagenmi]

Polygenic Risk Scores Predict Heart Disease Across Diverse Populations

A new study confirms that the whole-genome approach for predicting heart disease in people who have never had a heart attack works and can...
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Top 10 Sequencing Companies

Five years after the introduction of the $1,000 genome, the sequencing field remains rife with chatter about pushing the cost much lower—not only to $100...
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