The research team found three novel polymorphisms on chromosome 20 associated with an increased risk of blood clots in populations of African descent.
Data from a dozen GWAS led researchers to venous thromboembolism-associated variants in the TSPAN15 and SLC44A2 genes.
By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
Nanosphere said that it believes the deficiencies cited in the letter from the FDA are resolvable, and it believes that the test will ultimately gain clearance from the agency.
Rheonix plans to seek 510(k) clearance of the test from the FDA in the fourth quarter.
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.
In PLOS this week: genetic study of breast cancer in Egyptian families, mutations linked to cleft lip and palate, and more.
Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools are encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses, according to the Associated Press.
Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.
In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.