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Cracking the Market

Philadelphia-based Mylan and India-based Biocon are teaming up to develop generic biotech drugs. "It makes sense that Mylan, which is an expert in making generic copies of traditional drugs, would partner with an outside firm that focuses on biotech. By the same token, cracking the market for generic biotechs in the developed world might also be tricky - so it makes sense that an Indian firm might want a U.S. partner," says the Wall Street Journal Health Blog. The post adds that the new partnership will have plenty of competition.

The Scan

Ancient Greek Army Ancestry Highlights Mercenary Role in Historical Migrations

By profiling genomic patterns in 5th century samples from in and around Himera, researchers saw diverse ancestry in Greek army representatives in the region, as they report in PNAS.

Estonian Biobank Team Digs into Results Return Strategies, Experiences

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics outline a procedure developed for individual return of results for the population biobank, along with participant experiences conveyed in survey data.

Rare Recessive Disease Insights Found in Individual Genomes

Researchers predict in Genome Medicine cross-population deletions and autosomal recessive disease impacts by analyzing recurrent nonallelic homologous recombination-related deletions.

Genetic Tests Lead to Potential Prognostic Variants in Dutch Children With Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Researchers in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine found that the presence of pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants was linked to increased risk of death and poorer outcomes in children with pediatric dilated cardiomyopathy.