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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.

The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.

Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.