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A study of the detection of potential adverse drug events or interactions found that using PGx information led to better prediction of serious issues, despite no significant change overall.

Genelex is hoping that a recently published randomized-controlled trial will help it get on better footing with Medicare.

The deal could bolster Genelex's business, but CEO Kristine Ashcraft is hopeful that the integration with Epic Systems a sign of growing acceptance of pharmacogenetic testing.

The company's recent experience demonstrates the impasse between genetic test developers and payors about the types of clinical evidence needed for coverage.

Palmetto has informed test developers via its MolDx program that they must register and bill panel tests that gauge multiple molecular markers using a single CPT code and a unique identifier.

European Commission Approves Vertex's Personalized CF Drug Kalydeco

Janet Thornton, the director of the European Bioinformatics Institute, has been made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of her contribution to bioinformatics.

By Turna Ray
Two recently published pharmacogenetic analyses looking at the impact of CYP2D6 alleles on tamoxifen response found no evidence that patients who harbor these mutations fail to respond to the hormone therapy.

Genelex can now offer its DNA Drug Sensitivity Tests covering three enzymes involved in drug metabolism.

The firms' merger combines technologies for pharmacogenomic testing and gene-interaction informatics.

The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.