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San Francisco Otolaryngology hopes that 2bPrecise's PGx technology can help manage the medication burden on older patients and improve symptoms of dementia.
The APOE-ε4 allele, a major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, conveys more risk among Cuban than other Latino populations, the analysis found.
A sequencing study of patients with early-onset dementia often found pathogenic or likely contributory variants in several genes.
The grants were awarded through the organization's Diagnostic Accelerator, a partnership between the charity and various philanthropic partners.
Using data for almost 10,900 Latino individuals with diverse ancestry, investigators identified distinct patterns for risky or protective APOE variants.
The assay was shown to have a simpler workflow and was able to detect mosaicism, with only a slight decrease in sensitivity compared to a lab-developed test.
Using large-scale GWAS data, researchers saw shared genetic contributors for ALS and frontotemporal dementia, as well as ALS and progressive supranuclear palsy.
Speakers at HudsonAlpha's Genomic Medicine Conference said while sequencing results sometimes result in a diagnosis and change in care, they often have no consequence.
The startup was cofounded by the Broad Institute's Feng Zhang and Harvard's David Walt among others, and raised $15.6 million in June.
Based on their genome-wide association study, investigators argued that the dementia condition is not simply an extension of Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a small group of breakthrough COVID-19 cases, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense is to use genetic genealogy approaches to identify the remains of unknown soldiers.
Vox and Nature discuss the importance of preparing for the next pandemic.
In Nature this week: comparison of five circulating tumor DNA assays, resequencing analysis of lettuce gives insight into its domestication, and more.