depression Pharmacogenomics Firm Genetika+ Raises $10M in Series A Round The company is developing a test to predict the best antidepressant drug or drug combination for a specific patient. PLOS Papers on SNP Mapping, Major Depressive Disorder in Pakistan, Salmonella Strains In PLOS this week: new approach to map SNPs, analysis of candidate genes for major depression disorder, and more. Large-Scale Depression Genetic Study Uncovers Additional Risk Loci, Ties to Potential Drugs The analysis drew upon data from the Million Veteran Program and other large-scale efforts and underscores the genetic complexity of depression. Markers of Depression The Economist reports that researchers have identified biomarkers that could help diagnose depression. Proteome-Wide Association Study of Depression Homes in on Potential Treatment Targets The researchers uncovered 25 brain proteins that appear to contribute to depression, of which 20 were not previously implicated in the condition. Breaking News Analysis Finds Sibling Cascade Testing Could Be Cost Effective in Pediatric Cancer Armonica Technologies Closes $2M Series B Financing Round Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: SARS-CoV-2 PCR Tests; California Cancer Testing Law; More In Brief This Week: The Jackson Laboratory, CareDx, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Grail, Foundation Medicine, Personalis, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: NanoString, Sophia Genetics, EliTech, Lybe Scientific, More The Scan J&J Booster Support A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times. To Keep the Cases Moving The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases. NAS Expels Archaeologist Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences. PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.