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Sanofi has been hit with a nearly $12 million fine for supporting a charity that covered the costs of co-pays for Medicare patients taking an expensive drug sold by the firm.

This week's news includes Illumina, Becton Dickinson, PerkinElmer, iGene Laboratory, Novacyt, Twist Bioscience, Lustgarten Foundation, and GlaxoSmithKline.

The researchers will combine genomic analysis with environmental and mobile device data from 1,200 participants to try to better understand the disease.

The Lantern Project will screen for patients who may be suffering from Gaucher disease, Fabry disease, Pompe disease, MPS I, or ASMD, and offer confirmatory DNA testing.

Linguamatics' I2E natural language processing engine helps Sanofi match HLA alleles with multiple sclerosis and associated drug treatments.

The firms will use Adaptive's ClonoSeq assay to assess minimal residual disease in multiple myeloma patients treated with Sanofi's isatuximab.

The partnership includes biopharmaceutical, life science, and non-profit organizations, as well as several US government agencies.

Berg will use its Interrogative Biology platform in order to assess potential biomarkers of seasonal influenza vaccination outcomes.

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Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

The companies will use Myriad RBM's CustomMAP platform to measure cardiovascular risk biomarkers in patients treated with a Sanofi diabetes drug.

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New analyses indicate female researchers are publishing less during the coronavirus pandemic than male researchers, according to Nature News.

A study suggests people with the ApoE e4 genotype may be more likely to have severe COVID-19 than those with other genotypes, the Guardian says.

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.

In PNAS this week: forward genetics-base analysis of retinal development, interactions of T cell receptors with neoantigens in colorectal cancer, and more.