The researchers will combine genomic analysis with environmental and mobile device data from 1,200 participants to try to better understand the disease.
The company is marketing the panel, which runs on NanoString Technologies' nCounter System, to chemical and cosmetics firms as a replacement for animal models.
The partners aim to identify genetic factors common to individuals with asthma and asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap syndrome.
The researchers used nasal swabs, RNA sequencing, and machine learning algorithms to identify 90 genes linked to mild to moderate asthma in patients.
In Nature this week: shared genetic architecture for asthma and allergic diseases, and more.
Owlstone will give AstraZeneca access to its Breath Biopsy Services to identify breath-based biomarkers for stratifying and treating asthma and COPD patients.
CU Denver and UC San Francisco teams are independently performing whole-genome sequencing to find genes involved in reduced efficacy of a common bronchodilator drug.
Penn bioinformaticians are testing REALGAR, an application to simplify searches of GWAS, WGS, RNA-seq, and other test results for wet-lab researchers.
In Nature this week: Armillaria fungal genomes; risk variants linked to asthma, eczema, and hay fever; and more.
A genome-wide association meta-analysis involving hundreds of thousands of individuals led to 130 new and known risk variants linked to all three allergic conditions.
Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.
The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.
Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.
In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.