anticoagulation

A case-control GWAS of individuals of African descent led to four chromosome 6 SNPs with apparent ties to bleeding risk associated with warfarin anticoagulants.

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.

Researchers in the UK and Australia uncover genetic links between BMI and depression, the Guardian reports.

The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.

The New York Times writes that natural history museums are helping round out genetic studies with older specimens.

In PNAS this week: artemisinin resistance mutations in malaria parasites, ant-plant interactions over time, and more.