blood clots

Results from a randomized clinical trial known as GIFT suggest that genotype-guided warfarin dosing is linked to fewer adverse events than clinical dosing.

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.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.