Disease Areas: Allergy

The new, multinational iReceptor Plus Consortium will develop a platform for sharing of AIRR-seq data to advance immunotherapy and precision medicine.

The National Institutes of Health Commercial Accelerator Program helps small healthcare and life science companies bring their products to market.

Using the publicly available ImmPort database, researchers standardized and analyzed immune-related data for more than 10,300 healthy individuals.

The company is marketing the panel, which runs on NanoString Technologies' nCounter System, to chemical and cosmetics firms as a replacement for animal models.

Data for hundreds of thousands of participants led to 20 new risk loci for allergic rhinitis, which were further examined by functional annotation and fine mapping.

The test is based on the company's GARD platform for measuring genetic biomarkers of immune reactions to predict chemical sensitivities.

The lab will launch a carrier screening test this year, and plans to bring infectious disease, allergy, cognitive health, and toxicology tests as well.

With RNA sequencing on blood samples taken before, during, and after peanut exposure, investigators searched for acute allergy-related genes and cell types.

Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.