cardiomyopathy Industry Testing Alliance Seeks to Broaden Use of Cardiogenomic NGS Panels Premium The CardioGenomic Testing Alliance aims to increase the utilization of NGS panels for numerous cardiac conditions including arrhythmias and cardiomyopathies. International Heart Rhythm Societies Set Out Recommendations on Genetic Testing for Cardiac Diseases The consensus statement, published this week, should help to guide decision-making around genetic testing for a variety of cardiac conditions. Late-Onset Dilated Cardiomyopathy Study Suggests Older Patients May Benefit From Genetic Testing The study also suggested that late-onset dilated cardiomyopathy may be a distinct disease subtype marked by increased Tintin-truncating variants. Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gene Mutations Point to Possible Therapeutic Strategy Homozygous loss-of-function mutations in the BAG5 gene turned up in a subset of inherited DCM patients, and BAG5 appeared amenable to gene therapy in mouse models. Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Exome Sequencing Study Suggests More Disease Genes to be Found The researchers were able to reach a molecular diagnosis for about a third of their cohort, but that varied based on age, ancestry, and cardiomyopathy subtype. Jul 14, 2021 Cardiomyopathy Genetic Testing in Minors Has No Ill Effect on Family Dynamics, Study Finds Mar 31, 2021 Human Gut Microbiome Continues to Develop Through Early Childhood Jan 29, 2021 Stanford Launches Clinical Whole-Genome Sequencing for Inherited Cardiovascular Testing Premium Jan 25, 2021 Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Studies Reveal Common Contributors, Risk Score Dec 16, 2020 Rare Genetic Variants Can Contribute to Ischemic Heart Failure Dec 8, 2020 Genetic Loci Influence Risk of Cardiomyopathy in Pediatric Cancer Survivors of African Ancestry Sep 11, 2020 Genetic Variants Influence Cardiac Features Captured By Electrocardiograms, Study Finds Jul 23, 2020 American Heart Association Develops Genetic Testing Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease May 8, 2020 Dilated Cardiomyopathy Risk Loci, Polygenic Score Emerge From Heart Imaging GWAS Oct 8, 2019 FDA Awards $2.4M to Vanderbilt Researcher for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Biomarker Study Jul 2, 2019 Dilated Cardiomyopathy Risk Increased in Only Some With Titin Truncations Jun 27, 2019 MedSeq Team Reports Genome Analysis, Reanalysis Results for 100 Participants Jun 21, 2019 Cascade Testing for Dilated Cardiomyopathy Likely to Be Cost Effective, Analysis Finds May 8, 2019 Study Demonstrates Genomics Impact in Healthy People, Inspires New Commercial Spinout Premium Apr 16, 2019 Cancer Treatment-Induced Cardiomyopathy Linked to Rare Variants Mar 4, 2019 Geisinger Health Wins $3.1M NIH Grant for Cardiac Disease Genomic Research Oct 25, 2018 23andMe, MyoKardia to Create Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patient Community Aug 22, 2018 Variants in BAG3 Worsen Outcome in Dilated Cardiomyopathy Patients of African Ancestry Jul 27, 2018 Garvan Institute Building Case for WGS as First-Line Test for Some Genetic Disorders Premium Mar 22, 2018 MedSeq Study Finds Whole-Genome Sequencing Does Not Increase Medical Costs in Short Term Load More Breaking News Canadian Healthcare Providers, Policymakers Value Different Aspects of Clinical Genomic Sequencing New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Oxford Nanopore, Bio-Rad, NanoString, More People in the News at OraSure, Element Biosciences, Micronoma, More Guardant Health Files Motions to Dismiss, Change Venue in Illumina Patent Lawsuit In Brief This Week: SQI Diagnostics, T2 Biosystems, Enhanc3D, QuidelOrtho, More Illumina, Precision Health Research Singapore Partner for 100K Genomes Population Study The Scan Blend of Omicron With Delta The Associated Press reports that currently circulating Omicron variants have some features previously seen in the Delta variant. Limited Contrast The New York Times reports that there is a shortage of a contrast agent used for some medical scans. Pig Improvement Farmers in China are using genetics to improve their hog herds, according to Reuters. Science Papers Present Way to Molecularly Classify Prostate Cancer, Saliva-Based SARS-CoV-2 Test, More In Science this week: approach to molecularly classify prostate tumors, saliva-based test for SARS-CoV-2, and more.