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Two new papers have identified thousands of genetic loci with ties to more than two-dozen blood cell traits in individuals from up to five ancestry groups.
The TAILOR-PCI trial did not meet its primary endpoint but did find that genetic testing led to a reduction in adverse events, though not as much as expected.
Boston-based Cellink will acquire the German firm for €40 million in cash and 2,814,032 newly issued shares valued at €40 million at a price of SEK 146.6 per share.
Funding from RADx and NIAID will enable the scale-up of multiplexed viral detection microarrays to 4 million tests per month.
The New York-based multinational investment company will acquire Ancestry from current stakeholders Silver Lake, Spectrum Equity, Permira, and others.
The next iteration of Ancestry's Health experience seeks to provide customers with actionable information about certain commonly inherited health conditions.
The Harvard spinout wants its instrumentation and reagent packages to ease the transition for labs interested in high-resolution imaging studies.
The Oslo-based company plans to develop a test that can identify high-risk individuals based on an epigenetic signature.
Analyzing genetic and metabolic data for nearly 16,100 individuals with phenylketonuria, investigators identified disease severity and genotyping gradients, along with predictive clues.
An analysis of more than 800 individuals uncovered evidence of an admixture event between Native Americans from present-day Colombia and Polynesians.
The US DOJ alleged that the company conspired to "artificially delay" ordering its MammaPrint test in order to circumvent Medicare's 14-day rule.
Using array-based genotyping profiles for COVID-19 cases and controls, researchers identified loci on chromosomes 3 and 9 that are linked to cases with respiratory failure.
In the study, called Coronagenes, the team aims to identify genes that influence the risk of developing COVID-19 and affect disease severity.
At the American Society of Clinical Oncology's virtual meeting, investigators presented two new studies of BluePrint classification patterns.
A genome-wide meta-analysis involving more than 435,000 individuals also linked problematic alcohol use with other substance abuse and psychiatric disorders.
In animal models, loss of ALK was associated with protection from obesity, even when the animals were on a high-fat diet.
The companies are making three COVID-19 tools available immediately for early access, with plans to add other nCounter software and potentially develop new products.
A handful of recently published trials suggest that use of the pneumonia panel could lead to more targeted therapy delivered more quickly than standard methods.
A genome-wide association study on hundreds of thousands of women with or without breast cancer implicated 32 new risk loci, including sites associated with specific subtypes.
The agreement marks Veracyte's first deal to expand the testing menu on the nCounter instrument since it acquired the rights to the platform from NanoString in December.
Anthony Fauci also informed the World Health Organization executive board that the US would be joining the COVAX initiative, according to CNBC.
Politico notes that the Biden Administration has not yet nominated a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner.
A new preprint suggests some SARS-CoV-2 variants could affect the effectiveness of current vaccines, the Associated Press reports.
In Nature this week: Australian lungfish provides details on the movement of vertebrate life from water to land, and more.