dementia

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.

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.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

NPR reports that government and private insurers are being slow to cover recently approved CAR-T cell therapies.

CNBC reports that there are thousands of genetic tests available for consumers to chose between.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of ducks, whole-genome doubling among tumor samples, and more.