The funding is being provided to a number of early-career investigators and collaborative research groups using genomics and other technologies.
Silicon Valley VC firm DFJ led the investment in Verge, which is applying machine learning to the development of new drugs for Parkinson's and ALS.
An analysis revealed an uptick in cancer in frontotemporal lobar degeneration-affected families with tau mutations, pointing to a broader tau protein role.
Using large-scale GWAS data, researchers saw shared genetic contributors for ALS and frontotemporal dementia, as well as ALS and progressive supranuclear palsy.
Q-State Biosciences, which focuses on neurologic disorders, will work closely with WuXi NextCode to relaunch Claritas' exome assays.
New research suggests that some risky and protective variants in the LRRK2 gene have shared genetic effects in Crohn's disease and Parkinson's disease.
The Boston-based hospitals will provide Berg access to clinically annotated patient-derived specimens to track neurological disease pathology and develop diagnostic tools.
The Martinos Center, Envision Genomics, and startup RowAnalytics are building an open precision medicine platform called Giro Health on IBM architecture.
ImmunArray will use Quanterix's Simoa single-molecule array technology for biomarker analysis, with the potential to enrich its diagnostic panels.
The funding will support development of tests that detect cell-free DNA methylation patterns indicative of disease in specific tissues of the body.
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.