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The Regeneron Genetics Center will sequence the full exomes of all DNA samples in the non-profit group's open-access biospecimen repository.

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 study aims to identify genetic markers of multiple sclerosis, including ones that can be used for disease diagnosis.

The partners will integrate genomic, imaging, and other data to identify new therapies and personalize treatments for patients with neurological and neurodegenerative diseases.

With its recently launched BCRquest.com data analysis hub, BC Platforms has teamed with the Accelerated Cure Project for MS and Biogen.

A pair of studies has established a potential role for specific gut bacteria in the progression of MS, suggesting therapeutic targeting of the microbiota as a potential treatment.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: links between the gut microbiome and multiple sclerosis, and more.

The firm's recent funding round will support its CLIA-certified laboratory that opened last year and the launch of its first RNA-based diagnostic test.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: a protective gene in C. elegans, and combining EHRs with genetic data to ID HLA-associated variants

Two alleles work together to influence multiple sclerosis risk, a Duke University-led team has found.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.