Cytox will work with AIBL to test new algorithms for identifying individuals most at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease using its current technologies.
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.
An analysis on thousands of Japanese individuals with autism spectrum disorder or schizophrenia uncovered shared pathways and an abundance of rare exonic copy number variants.
The assay was shown to have a simpler workflow and was able to detect mosaicism, with only a slight decrease in sensitivity compared to a lab-developed test.
The framework, called HEAL, could be used as an early screening test for AAA and as a personal health management tool. In addition, it may be applicable to other complex diseases.
ADx Healthcare is selling an APOE test on the Helix marketplace, while HealthLytix and Dash Genomics are marketing a polygenic hazard score for late-onset Alzheimer's.
Researchers associated with the International Cannabis Consortium and 23andMe found a causal relationship between schizophrenia and cannabis use.
The SCN3A gene, which encodes a voltage-gate sodium channel in the brain, also controls oral motor development, including swallowing, tongue movement, and speech.
Researchers used WGS to diagnose the patients when previous testing couldn't find an underlying genetic cause for their symptoms.
The UPenn team will collect genetic information from outside patient cohorts, reorganize it in a streamlined process, and provide a database for downstream studies.
Researchers used CRISPR to engineer mice that have multiple genetic variants associated with late-onset AD to facilitate research into biomarkers and treatments.
Researchers used brain expression data from mice with well-documented sleep traits to identify gene networks that overlap with those in human depression.
In an epigenome-wide association study of depression, the researchers tied DNA methylation to disease symptoms and suggested a role for axon guidance disruption.
Though the South Carolina Supreme Court said Quest was a healthcare provider, Williams can try to keep her case alive by arguing she's alleging ordinary negligence.
The funding will help support the whole-genome and RNA sequencing of Alzheimer's disease patients to advance biomarker development.
Using exome sequences for 6,753 parent-child trios, researchers saw genes with increased de novo variant burdens in neurodevelopmental disorders with epilepsy.
The researchers also uncovered ties between the two traits and other neurological and psychological traits, such as Alzheimer's disease and depression.
This could mean that clinical boundaries between psychiatric disorders might not reflect their underlying biology, Brainstorm Consortium researchers said.
The £550,000 award is part of a larger multi-partner grant to develop and implement a point-of-care test to avoid antibiotic-related hearing loss in newborns.
A large meta-analysis and functional genomic assessment of a risky HLA haplotype uncovered hypomethylation that alters immune-related expression at the locus.
The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.
The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.
Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.
In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.