Life Genomics will distribute Luxia's 1test1 test in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Norway. The test leverages sequencing technology to analyze the 16s RNA gene.
The company is working with partners to identify new biomarkers and treatments as well as to collect utility evidence for its current coaching model.
In Science this week: single-cell tools named Breakthrough of the Year winner, differences in gut microbiome composition and function in people with bowel disease, and more.
Research suggests gut microbe representation, abundance, and function may provide clues for diagnosing Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome.
The company said its test is the first biomarker-based diagnostic for IBD that predicts long-term disease outcome in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
The companies aim to develop microbiome diagnostic assays for colon cancer and other gastrointestinal diseases including irritable bowel syndrome.
Qualified patients will have immediate access to IQuity's MS test, with expected access later to an IBD-IBS test, and a fibromyalgia test.
The agreement, with Genetic Analysis of Oslo, involves technology to detect gut dysbiosis and investment for additional tests.
The researchers used this approach to show how non-coding variation associated with human immune dysfunction alters context-specific gene programs.
IQuity's current tests analyze gene expression patterns detected in mRNA, but the firm is also exploring the diagnostic potential of long non-coding RNAs.
Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.
St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.
In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.