blood clots

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.

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.

Researchers examine the gap in funding between researchers and research institutions, ScienceInsider reports

By sequencing two ancient dog genomes, researchers from the US and Germany suggest that dogs were domesticated in a single event, the Washington Post reports.

In Genome Research this week: population dynamics of E. coli infection, lncRNA expression changes in macaque aging, and more.

Noninvasive prenatal testing can uncover pregnancies at risk of miscarriage, New Scientist reports.