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The company's approach investigates the utility of high-density lipoproteins as molecular markers for multiple diseases, starting with cardiovascular. 

The Human Immunome Program, which is part of the Human Vaccines Project, eventually plans to profile B-cell and T-cell receptors in more than 1,000 individuals.

The new study in NEJM describes six families that share a disorder caused by mutations in IKAROS, a protein that plays a role in immune cell development. 

The partners will identify novel drug targets in cancer, aging, and immune disorders, for which PhoreMost will develop small-molecule therapeutics.

After scrapping initial plans to develop a diagnostic instrument, the company has been working for several years to advance its single-cell droplet platform for targeted drug development.

Researchers have discovered links between disease-associated SNPs for four autoimmune disorders to genes and promoters far away.

Under the arrangement, OMRF will work with Biogen to analyze patient samples and identify biomarkers that indicate responses to particular therapies.

Four bacterial genera are found at lower levels in the gut microbiomes of three-month-old infants believed to be at risk of developing asthma later in life.

The companies anticipate launching the next-generation sequencing-based tests in Russia "in the near future."

Researchers involved with the WGS500 study reported on findings from more than 150 clinical cases assessed by whole-genome sequencing.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

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