anticoagulation

Roche's Bluetooth-enabled meter gives patients the option to bypass frequent trips to the clinic in favor of doing anticoagulation testing at home.   

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Acting through a number of steps, a mutation in the coagulation-related F5 gene leads to a bleeding disorder, according to researchers from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center and Lund Univ

Nanosphere has raised $26.9 million in a public offering that it expects will see it through the regulatory approval of its infectious disease test pipeline and support additional commercial development to bring the firm to the break-even point.

Findings in a NEJM study this week challenged previously reported data that alleles in the CYP2C19 gene can limit how certain carriers of the polymorphisms respond to Plavix.

The FDA updated the labeling for warfarin on Jan. 22 to include PGx-guided dosing ranges. FDA's Lesko explained that the labeling provides dosing ranges in order to give doctors the flexibility to consider their patients clinical factors when determining the appropriate maintenance dose of the anticoagulant.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.