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News on research and diagnostics in autoimmune disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and more.

Addenbrooke' Hospital will manage and facilitate the fulfillment orders of the firm's PredictSure IBD orders, as well as receive and process all samples.

The partners aim to determine whether the microbiome can be used to predict patient responses to certain inflammatory bowel disease therapies.

Investigators calculated that the new assay, which includes 67 SNPs, could offer a 50 percent improvement over previous methods if used in newborn screening.

The company believes it can provide tests to predict patients' responsiveness to specific drugs akin to the molecular diagnostics that have now swelled the oncology space.

The test is a 15-biomarker quantitative PCR panel used to stratify patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis based on the severity of their illness.

Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.

Jun
17
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Illumina

This webinar will provide an overview of polygenic risk scores, which aggregate dozens of genetic variants that have been linked to disease risk in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) into a single score.