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.

Hundreds of scientists have signed a letter criticizing the open-access Plan S, ScienceInsider reports.

NPR speaks with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) about the US House of Representatives science committee.

A start-up company aiming to match cancer patients to treatments closes after about six weeks, Stat News reports.

In PLOS this week: somatic mutation associations unearthed in thousands of cancer exomes, pathogen detection assay, and more.