PredictImmune's test relies on a 16-marker panel run using quantitative PCR to stratify Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis patients according to the severity of their illnesses.
The panel is designed to measure genetic markers in whole-blood samples in order to predict which patients are likely to experience a severe, relapsing form of the disease.
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New research suggests that some risky and protective variants in the LRRK2 gene have shared genetic effects in Crohn's disease and Parkinson's disease.
Gut microbiome researchers have identified features associated with everything from Crohn's disease to salt intake, immune activity, and hypertension.
The newly announced Microbiome Immunity Project seeks to discover links between autoimmune diseases and bacteria in and on the human body.
A team has identified disease loci for Crohn's and ulcerative colitis using fine mapping alongside high-density genotyping.
The model incorporates clinical, serological, and gene expression factors, and could be used to tailor treatment choices.
A genome-wide association study of more than 2,700 individuals with Crohn's disease uncovered prognosis-related loci distinct from those linked to disease risk.
Based on genetic patterns in thousands of individuals with primary sclerosing cholangitis, researchers identified four new risk loci and explored ties to IBD.
Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies have offered to test families separated at the southern US border, but that raises ethical issues.
CNBC reports that confirming a positive result from 23andMe's BRCA health report can be expensive.
The New York Times reports on a project to develop a tree DNA database to uncover illegal logging.
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