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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A trio of studies published online yesterday in Nature Genetics are revealing new, rare risk loci for age-related macular degeneration.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Union has approved a project aimed at determining the causes of extreme aggressive behavior and is providing €6 million ($8 million) to the effort.

Two times in the past four months, members of National Geographic's Genographic Project have traveled to communities in Europe to collect specimens to be genotyped for ancestry informative markers using Illumina microarrays.

Originally published Aug. 13.
The combined sales from Roche's treatments for HER2-positive breast cancer took the lead for pharmacogenomically targeted cancer drugs during the second quarter.

In Nature Genetics, members of the International Headache Genetics Consortium reported on a dozen apparent risk loci for migraine headaches, including five not descr

Transgenomic announced this week that it has signed an agreement with Amgen to develop an IVD test to identify NRAS and KRAS mutated patients with advanced colorectal cancer using its RAScan kits.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Transgenomic today announced a deal with Amgen to develop a CE-IVD test to screen patients with metastatic colorectal cancer for KRAS and NRAS mutations.

In the first quarter of this year, pharmacogenetically targeted cancer drugs Xalkori and Zelboraf had marked increases in revenues from the previous year's quarter.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Amgen expanded an R&D licensing agreement to include the evaluation of Selexis' Sure Cho-M Cell Line.

Roche made a splash last year with its repeated overtures to acquire genome sequencing firm Illumina, but for the most part, 2012 was a quiet year during which players in the life sciences industry took modest steps to increase their capabilities to advance personalized treatment

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According to New Scientist, GEDmatch changed its terms and conditions over the weekend to opt its users out of law enforcement searches.

The Atlantic looks into time spent pursuing gene leads generated through candidate gene studies.

A twin study uncovers evidence that genes may influence whether someone gets a dog, Martha Stewart reports.

In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.