gastrointestinal disease

A GWAS meta-analysis involving hundreds of thousands of cases and controls led to new and known gallstone disease-associated variants at 28 loci.

Researchers reached clinical diagnoses in 35 percent of cases undergoing evaluation over 20 months, sometimes leading to treatment changes.

Ariel's laboratory-developed test analyzes 13 genes linked to pancreatitis, and the results are integrated into its new clinical decision support tool.

Genes and pathways related to mesenchymal biology, connective tissue, and conditions like obesity came to the forefront when researchers analyzed the new susceptibility loci.

The company's life sciences segment had $1.08 billion in revenues, driven by strong performance of the preanalytical systems, diagnostic systems, and biosciences units.

Qiagen believes the flexibility of the Stat-Dx platform for an evolving reimbursement landscape will set it apart from other similar commercial platforms.

The Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel is the first of a number of planned infectious disease syndromic panels on the firm's PCR-based system. 

The deal covers all Amplidiag tests and the Amplidiag Easyinstrument, and represents Mobidiag's entry into the Baltic region, a company executive said. 

The company said it will use the proceeds to accelerate development of its gastrointestinal platform, including diagnostics and therapeutics for the GI tract.

An exome sequencing analysis of individuals from eight families led to homozygous loss-of-function mutations in CD55 and ties to complement system activity.

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The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.