inflammation

Interleukin said in July that it would liquidate its assets after laying off 63 percent of its workforce and suspending sales of its controversial genetic test.

With new gene sequencing panels, investigators made firm or possible diagnoses in almost one-third of undiagnosed autoinflammation and vasculitis cases.

The announcement comes three weeks after Interleukin said it was laying off 63 percent of its workforce and suspending sales of a controversial genetic test.

The decisions are part of the company's restructuring efforts after it was unable to extend deferral of its debt payment with its senior lender.

In Genome Biology this week: parainflammation found in some cancers, recurrent copy number changes affecting metabolic genes in cancer, and more.

In blood samples from infected individuals, a seven-gene signature apparently distinguishes between bacterial and viral culprits, a distinction important to antibiotic use.

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

The genetic testing firm is developing a plan to drive market adoption of its PerioPredict test for inflammation-related genes.

The FDA considers Interleukin Genetics' PerioPredict test and the DNA-CardioCheck test to be medical devices.

Researchers link personality traits to the expression of certain inflammation-related genes.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.