Disease Areas News and analysis on disease research and diagnostics. Variant Identified in Amish Population Appears to Protect From Cardiovascular Disease A rare missense variant in the enzyme-coding gene B4GALT1 is linked to lower coronary artery disease risk and reduced blood LDL cholesterol levels. Audere Gets FDA Emergency Use Authorization for SARS-CoV-2 At-Home Sample Collection Kit The kit, developed by digital health firm Audere, is designed for the collection of anterior nasal swab specimens for molecular COVID-19 testing in children and adults. Labs Home in on SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant Premium The Association of Public Health Laboratories is directing member labs to focus sequencing efforts on S-gene dropouts for the next week. Sense Biodetection Gearing up to Debut Instrument-Free Point-of-Care MDx Premium With new financing from Koch Disruptive Technologies and guidance from industry experts, the firm expects to launch its system next year. Sequencing-Based MRD Detection in Bone Marrow May Predict ALL Relapse After CAR T-Cell Therapy Researchers looked at relapse-related markers over time in pediatric and young adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients after CAR T-cell treatment. Dec 1, 2021 Metabolomic Study Links 13 Metabolites to Coronary Heart Disease Risk Among African Americans Dec 1, 2021 Biodesix, Spesana Partner to Improve Workflows for Lung Cancer Molecular Diagnostic Tests Dec 1, 2021 Eurofins Technologies Obtains CE Marks for SARS-CoV-2, Flu, RSV RT-PCR Kits Dec 1, 2021 Freenome, Siemens Healthineers Partner to ID Blood-Based Breast Cancer Biomarkers Nov 30, 2021 InnoTech, MIT Developing Multiplexed Biosensor Platform for SARS-CoV-2 Testing Premium Nov 30, 2021 Genetron Health Q3 Revenues up 36 Percent, Firm Announces AstraZeneca MRD Partnership Nov 30, 2021 BioMark Diagnostics, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Others Partner in Lung Cancer Screening Project Nov 30, 2021 Novacyt SARS-CoV-2 PCR Test Approved in UK Under New Regulations Nov 29, 2021 GE Healthcare, University of Cambridge Team on AI-Based Precision Oncology Nov 29, 2021 Radiomics, OncoDNA Partner to ID Lung Cancer Biomarkers Nov 28, 2021 Fabric Genomics Algorithm Validated for Rare Disease Diagnosis in Two New Studies Premium Nov 24, 2021 Analysis Estimates Psychiatric Disorder Risk from Specific Copy Number Variants in Danish Cohort Nov 24, 2021 HER2 Treatments See New Milestones in Colorectal Cancer, With Liquid Biopsy Identifying Responders Premium Nov 24, 2021 Centogene Reports 17 Percent Drop in Q3 Revenues, Closing Down COVID Testing Business Nov 24, 2021 Local Cancer Genomic Profiling Options Grow, Though Central Labs Will Likely Keep Major Role Premium Nov 24, 2021 StageZero Raising C$4.2M in Private Placement of Stocks, Warrants Nov 23, 2021 Brain Biopsy Method Uses Sound, Microbubbles to Boost ctDNA Mutation Detection Premium Nov 23, 2021 Genome Sequencing, EHR Machine Learning Method Detects Unnoticed Hospital Outbreaks Premium Nov 23, 2021 Twist Bioscience Details Production Issues, Plans to Expand Capacity at Bay Area Facility Premium Nov 23, 2021 Seegene Posts 7 Percent Decline in Q3 Revenues Due to Reduction in COVID Testing Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Veracyte, Danaher, Chembio Diagnostics, and More Decode Genetics Plasma Proteome Study Improves Understanding of Disease Pathogenesis Euformatics Gains CE-IVD Mark for OmnomicsNGS People in the News: New Appointments at SomaLogic, 23andMe, Pacific Biosciences, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: GenDx, Eurofins Technologies, Codex DNA, More Variant Identified in Amish Population Appears to Protect From Cardiovascular Disease The Scan Steps for Quick Review The US Food and Drug Administration is preparing for the quick review of drugs and vaccines for the Omicron variant, according to the Wall Street Journal. Moving Away From Using Term 'Race' A new analysis finds that geneticists are using the term "race" in their papers less than in years past, as Science reports. Point of the Program The Guardian writes that some scientists have called the design of a UK newborn sequencing program into question. Science Papers Present Multi-Omic Analysis of Lung Cells, Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Proliferation In Science this week: a multi-omic analysis of lung cells focuses on RIT1-regulated pathways, and more.