Disease Areas News and analysis on disease research and diagnostics. Nucleome Therapeutics Looks to Use Single-Base-Pair Genome Mapping Method for Drug Discovery Premium The startup, which spun out of the University of Oxford, expects that the breakthrough will lead to better drug targets for autoimmune diseases. New England Biolabs Debuts SARS-CoV-2 Primer Resource as Aid to Combat Variants Premium The tool combines geographical data on viral mutations with an easy-to-use interface to check whether primers may be affected. IVitalize Acquires Genetic Testing Laboratory Geneus Health Geneus offers a genetic test to identify potential genetic predisposition to reward deficiency syndrome, a primary marker for addiction. GWAS Reveals New Loci Linked to Brain White Matter Microstructure Starting with a genome-wide association study, researchers saw genetic contributors to specific white matter tracts, along with related genes, pathways, cell types, and drug targets. Saga Diagnostics, University College London Cancer Institute Widen Cancer Collaboration Saga will use its digital PCR-based SagaSafe assays to analyze hundreds of clinical tissue samples from the TRACERx and PEACE studies. Jun 17, 2021 New ALS Risk Gene Suggests Role for Apoptosis Jun 17, 2021 OncoDNA, Institut Jules Bordet Partner on Central Nervous System Metastasis Study Jun 16, 2021 Sequencing Study Uncovers MERS-Related Coronavirus in Swiss Bats Jun 16, 2021 Angstrom Bio Raises $3M in Private Financing Jun 16, 2021 Centogene Q1 Revenues Grow More Than Fivefold Driven by COVID-19 Testing Jun 16, 2021 Epizyme Partnering With Quest Diagnostics for Lymphoma Mutation Testing Jun 15, 2021 Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel Jun 15, 2021 Type 1 Diabetes GWAS, Fine-Mapping Leads to New Genetic Loci, Potential Drug Targets Jun 15, 2021 LSU Health Sciences Center Wins $2.4M to Lead SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Program Jun 15, 2021 NanoString Technologies, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Partner on Cell Therapy Project Jun 15, 2021 BGI Americas Collaborating With Champions Oncology on Proteomic Cancer Research Jun 15, 2021 Autism Sharing Initiative Brings Federated Data Model to Research, Clinical Care Premium Jun 15, 2021 Personal Genome Diagnostics Inks Cancer Genomic Profiling Deal with Duke University Health System Jun 15, 2021 Norwegian Firm Genetic Analysis Awarded $1.9M to Develop Microbiome Test for IBD Treatment Jun 15, 2021 EchelonDx, Oncocyte to Develop Software Supporting Commercial Diagnostics Expansion Jun 15, 2021 Caris Life Sciences, Elevation Oncology Team on Targeted Drug Development Jun 15, 2021 South Korean Firm EDGC to Expand Reach Into Liquid Biopsy Space With Cell-Free DNA Platform Premium Jun 15, 2021 Study Explores Usefulness of NfL as Biomarker Across Range of Neurological Conditions Premium Jun 14, 2021 Alzheimer's Disease Phosphoproteomics Study Uncovers Signaling Abnormalities Jun 14, 2021 BillionToOne Raises $55M in Series B Financing Load More Breaking News 23andMe Stock Soars 22 Percent on Closing of Merger With VG Acquisition Corp IVitalize Acquires Genetic Testing Laboratory Geneus Health GWAS Reveals New Loci Linked to Brain White Matter Microstructure Saga Diagnostics, University College London Cancer Institute Widen Cancer Collaboration New ALS Risk Gene Suggests Role for Apoptosis Weill Cornell Medicine Launches $1.5B Program to Advance Medical Research The Scan Not as High as Hoped The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19. Finding Freshwater DNA A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports. Rise in Payments Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws. Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.