blood clots Akonni Bio Obtains FDA 510(k) Clearance for TruDiagnosis MDx System, PGx Test Akonni has received clearance for a molecular diagnostic instrument and a saliva-based pharmacogenomics test for warfarin metabolism. Genotyping Appears to Offer Warfarin Dosing Edge in New Clinical Trial Results from a randomized clinical trial known as GIFT suggest that genotype-guided warfarin dosing is linked to fewer adverse events than clinical dosing. U of Chicago Researchers Discover Novel Polymorphisms Associated With VTE in African Americans The research team found three novel polymorphisms on chromosome 20 associated with an increased risk of blood clots in populations of African descent. Meta-Analysis Implicates Two New Loci in Venous Thromboembolism Data from a dozen GWAS led researchers to venous thromboembolism-associated variants in the TSPAN15 and SLC44A2 genes. JAMA Study Questions Need for Genotype Testing for Clopidogrel Jun 21, 2011 FDA Declines Clearance of Nanosphere PMA for Plavix Metabolism Test Jun 21, 2011 Correction: Mayo Clinic, Rheonix Partner to Evaluate Warfarin Test Sep 2, 2010 New Data on CYP2C19 Loss-of-Function Alleles Questions Impact of Plavix PGx Testing Premium Breaking News Analysis Finds Sibling Cascade Testing Could Be Cost Effective in Pediatric Cancer Armonica Technologies Closes $2M Series B Financing Round Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: SARS-CoV-2 PCR Tests; California Cancer Testing Law; More In Brief This Week: The Jackson Laboratory, CareDx, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Grail, Foundation Medicine, Personalis, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: NanoString, Sophia Genetics, EliTech, Lybe Scientific, More The Scan J&J Booster Support A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times. To Keep the Cases Moving The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases. NAS Expels Archaeologist Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences. PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.