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A study focused on rare CNVs unearthed a subset of Tourette cases affected by deletions in the NRXN1 gene or duplications in the CNTN6 gene. 

The firm wants to develop a test that can provide objective, reliable, and rapid information so that clinicians can make critical decisions in circumstances of high uncertainty.

The pediatric health system will use RPRD's pharmacogenomics testing platform in its cancer and blood disorder clinic and its neurology/psychology practice.

Metagenomic sequencing may be a good tool to improve the diagnostic rate because it is such a broad approach and does not require "guessing" at the potential pathogen. 

Researchers identified Neanderthal alleles associated with human conditions using genotypic and phenotypic information in health records for more than 28,000 individuals. 

The results showed that syndromic forms of autism are more likely when children have alterations of genes in the mGluR pathway.

The life sciences company can now offer its genetic tests in all 50 states in the US, as well as Canada and several other countries. 

TwoXar will use the funds to expand its engineering and commercial teams and  support partnerships focused on drug candidates for metabolic and neurological diseases.

The company's platform offers space and computational tools for exploring, sharing, and storing genomic data in the context of genetic disorders.

Amarantus will use the investment to develop and commercialize its neurology diagnostic products and drug candidates, and for other working capital expenses. 

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A survey by Nature finds that most researchers want scientific meetings to continue virtually or with a virtual component, even after the pandemic ends.

Bloomberg reports that the B.1.351 SARS-CoV-2 viral variant could prompt the formulation of better vaccines.

Certain blood proteins may be able to distinguish COVID-19 patients who will become critically ill from those who will not, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

In Genome Biology this week: algorithm to assess regulatory features, approach to integrate multiple single-cell RNA-seq datasets, and more.