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Individuals' 'exposomes' indicated that people come into contact with thousands of species and chemicals over time and that exposures vary by locale and season.

The partners aim to identify genetic factors common to individuals with asthma and asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap syndrome.

The funding is being provided by three charities under a program designed to facilitate collaboration between research groups from different institutions.

An analysis of naturally occurring alleles in the lipoprotein lipase pathway found that they and LDL-C-linked alleles affect disease risk independently.

Researchers profiled the composition and gene content of microbial communities in mouth, gut, and vaginal samples collected from 10 pregnant women.

The company said the NIH funding will enable it to further validate the saliva-based test and prepare it for commercial launch later this year.

By early 2020, the UK company plans to develop a version of its Iona test that uses Illumina's sequencing technology.

The test detects and quantifies hepatitis C virus RNA and can be performed in approximately one hour. 

Fleury will integrate IDbyDNA's Explify platform into its own laboratory workflow and develop a full suite of Explify-based clinical testing.

Researchers developed a k-mer-based classification scheme to assay lncRNA function, identifying cis-repressive lncRNAs with k-mer features resembling Xist.

The companies aim to develop microbiome diagnostic assays for colon cancer and other gastrointestinal diseases including irritable bowel syndrome.

A University of Chicago-led team examined the genomes of more than 3,500 Sardinians and found within-island genetic substructure and outside admixture.

Under the terms of the deal, Beijing-based GeneCast has the exclusive right to market Agendia's MammaPrint and BluePrint tests to Chinese customers.

Under the terms of the agreements, Thermo Fisher obtains global non-exclusive rights to products, tools, and research services involving the technologies.

The company's ctDx lung cancer assay identifies a variety of different actionable mutations in the blood of non-small cell lung cancer patients.

Mascots will distribute Lucence's blood-based tests, which detect DNA fragments shed by a tumor, in order to identify cancer-driving mutations.

The deal will join CGI's portfolio of cancer tests and lab services with NovellusDx's technologies for cancer treatment response prediction.

Researchers used fine mapping and other approaches to prioritize proposed coding and non-coding causal variants at rheumatoid arthritis- and type 1 diabetes-linked loci.

The international team of researchers uncovered 535 novel risk loci for blood pressure in its analysis, which drew on more than one million people.

Researchers found relevant non-coding mutations in colorectal cancer cell lines by systematically profiling chromosome interactions at promoter fragments.

The agreements involve the commercialization of the NeuMoDx 288 and 96 platforms for fully integrated, sample-to-answer, PCR-based molecular diagnostic testing.

The firm said it saw a robust contribution in the first half of the year from its Dharmacon business and noted that it increased its reach into the US market.

British software firm Congenica is partnering with Hong Kong's Digital China Health Technologies to expand its clinical genomics interpretation business in China.

Last week, GenomeWeb's readers were most interested in a federal appeals court ruling on the CRISPR patent battle between the Broad and UC Berkeley.

The appropriations package would boost the NIH's fiscal 2019 budget to $39.1 billion, and earmarks money for programs such as the All of Us initiative.

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Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.