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The firm can now tell customers if their genotypes may impact their response to clopidogrel and citalopram without the need for confirmatory testing.
The next iteration of Ancestry's Health experience seeks to provide customers with actionable information about certain commonly inherited health conditions.
Using historical records and genetic data from consented 23andMe customers and others, researchers provided new insights about slavery in the Americas.
In the study, called Coronagenes, the team aims to identify genes that influence the risk of developing COVID-19 and affect disease severity.
Stat News offers ways consumer genetic testing companies could address racial disparities.
Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies are searching for a genetic reason for why some people, but not others, become gravely ill with COVID-19, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Data collected from volunteers will be used in a genome-wide association study to better understand COVID-19.
The Helsinki-based firm is making its panel available for free to people who already have been genotyped by consumer genomics services or biobanks.
Drawing from its massive consumer genetic dataset and longitudinal survey data, 23andMe is searching for genetic features that might influence the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infections.
Using data for more than half a million individuals, researchers identified 449 refractive area-related loci, including 336 sites not linked to the eye condition in the past.
Researchers are developing a breath test to determine how severe patients' methylmalonic acidemia disease is, FierceBiotech reports.
NPR reports that vaccine developers are working on SARS-CoV-2 vaccines that are easier to store or administer than the current crop.
Reuters reports that France is to recommend that people under 55 who received one dose of AstraZeneca's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine receive a different vaccine for their second dose.
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