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Researchers saw partial overlap between variants influencing age-related methylation and neuronal patterns and those implicated in other traits or diseases.

The firm is leveraging its broad network and deep diagnostics test portfolio to provide integrated solutions around clinical problems.

The companies said they aim to discover next-generation tests that will enable early diagnosis of dementia, as well as treatment selection and monitoring.

Five research teams from the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University will split the funding.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Medical Research Council on Thursday announced a £16 million ($27 million) research project into dementia that includes the development of new biomarkers for identifying those at risk for developing the condition and patients who may be candidates for new drug trials.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Dementia diagnostics firm Cytox today said that it raised £1.5 million ($2.5 million) in a second round of funding.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – UK-based NextGen Group announced this week it has completed the formation of a diagnostics subsidiary to develop tests for central nervous system disorders.

By Adam Bonislawski
A Stanford University-led research team has identified plasma proteins linked to declines in neurogenesis and impaired learning and memory.

The Center for Genomics and Transcriptomics is now offering sequencing-based diagnostic tests for epilepsy, dementia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and hereditary eye diseases, joining a small but growing number of organizations offering diagnostic panels on next-generation sequencing platforms.

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and elsewhere used a genome-wide association study of post-mortem patient tissues to find genetic variants linked to frontotemporal lobar degeneration.

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Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.