neurodegenerative disease

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.

The RNA products developer is buying California-based Narus in order to expand into the RNA-based diagnostics market.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.