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The facility will be mass spec-focused and comprise a service contract lab for developing protein tests and a CAP- and CLIA-certified lab for offering them.

The company's new strategic direction recognizes that the incorporation of genomics into patients' lives requires engaging other players in the complex healthcare ecosystem.

Gencove offers low-coverage whole-genome sequencing and has developed imputation algorithms and informatics to extract useful information from the data.

Individuals identified as needing homozygous FH evaluation will receive confirmatory genetic testing from Invitae and genetic counseling from Genome Medical.

Although analyses for other drugs in the class have failed to confirm the influence of genotype, Dalcor is moving forward with its clinical trial, expecting some results by the end of this year.

Geisinger will use the funding to develop genomic-based approaches for detecting arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy to aid in early intervention.

Researchers from the Genetics Investigation of Anthropometric Traits consortium tied loci in lipid homeostasis and other pathways to differences in waist-to-hip ratio.

IBM and the Broad Institute will codevelop algorithms to apply artificial intelligence to predict cardiovascular risk from genomic and clinical data.

The tests are designed to detect genetic variations including SNPs, insertion-deletions, copy number variations, and variations in segmental duplications.

The 9p21.3 locus influences the expression of other genes, and affects cell adhesion and contractile force of vascular smooth muscle cells.

A study presented at the National Society of Genetic Counselors annual meeting last week analyzed how counseling sessions affected patients on five measures.

GWAS summary statistics data led to three main loci with ties to both Alzheimer's and cardiovascular disease, with additional enrichment at lipid-related sites.

Data for nearly 306,500 individuals revealed the impact of independent lifestyle and genetic factors on stroke risk over roughly seven years of follow up.

The companies intend to study de-identified, population-scale phenotypic and genotypic data to gain unique insights that may support the broader HCM ecosystem.

In the Finnish GeneRisk study, patients at high risk for heart disease were especially motivated to take action if their polygenic risk score was high.

The partnership will allow people to see their genetic risk with other health data that Seqster pulls from electronic health records and wearables.

The scientists developed a metabolomic panel capable of predicting BMI and identifying subsets of at-risk patients with apparently healthy BMIs.

The project is informing participants of familial hypercholesterolemia genetic test results, and hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, and Lynch syndrome results will follow.

Genetic and phenotypic data for Million Veteran Program participants led to loss-of-function changes in a gene inhibited by cilostazol.

Researchers found that when combined into a risk score, heart disease loci identified in the general population were also associated with heart disease in type 2 diabetes.

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GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.

A Brazilian-led team of researchers reports it has generated a sugarcane genome assembly that encompasses more than 99 percent of its genome.

Certain plasma proteins could be used to gauge a person's age and whether they are aging well, according to HealthDay News.

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