pain Less Painful Childbirth Associated With Rare Variant in Ion Channel Gene First-time mothers who did not request pain relief during labor were more likely to carry a rare variant in a potassium channel-coding gene. The DNA Company Rebrands as My Next Health Following Acquisition Functional genomics firm The DNA Company acquired digital therapeutics app My Pain Sensei, giving it an AI development platform and a Health Canada medical device license. Pain Targeted MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy. PLOS Studies Explore Alternatively Spliced Gene in COPD, Avian Flu Evolution, and More In PLOS this week: alternatively spliced form of FBXO38 contributes to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, evolution of the avian influenza virus H9N2, and more. NIH Announces Upcoming Genomic Medicine Studies The trials are part of the second phase of the Implementing Genomics in Practice program, which is slated to receive $42 million in funding over 5 years. Jun 6, 2018 FDA Grants Breakthrough Designation for AutoGenomics' Infiniti Neural Response Panel Dec 14, 2017 Exome Sequencing Links Point Mutation to Family's Insensitivity to Pain Oct 17, 2017 Amgen, Boston Children's Hospital Collaborate to Find Pain Syndrome Genes Sep 28, 2017 Lab Industry Fears Consolidation and Further Price Erosion if PAMA Prices Stick Premium Aug 29, 2017 Prescient Medicine Launches Addiction Risk Test Developed With AutoGenomics Premium Jul 18, 2016 Proove Biosciences Building Opioid PGx Test Evidence; Experts Question Available Data Premium May 6, 2016 Proove Biosciences Acquires Algynomics May 29, 2015 Box Jellyfish Transcriptome, Venom Proteome Reveal Sting Mechanics, Could Inform New Treatments Premium May 26, 2015 Family Sequencing Study Reveals Ties Between Pain Perception, Histone Regulatory Gene Dec 22, 2014 Proove Bio Inks Exclusive Licensing Deal with UNC for Pain Dx Sep 26, 2013 McGill Lands $9.7M for Pain Genetics Chair, Lures US Scientist Oct 18, 2012 Benitec Provides Pipeline Update Following Tacere Acquisition Premium Jun 21, 2012 Benitec Reveals Delays in its Pipeline Programs as Corporate Revitalization Continues Premium Apr 5, 2012 Benitec Aims for Three Clinical Programs, Industry Partnership in 2013 Premium Jan 11, 2012 Genentech Partners with Xenon to Discover, Develop Genetically Targeted Pain Drugs, Companion Tests Premium Jan 11, 2012 Xenon and Genentech Ink Rx, Companion Dx Collaboration and License Pact Nov 3, 2011 Benitec Adds Rare Form of Muscular Dystrophy to Pipeline, Seeks Collaboration for Pain Program Premium Jun 21, 2010 Essen BioScience to Screen Nycomed Drug Candidates Aug 12, 2009 Novartis Evaluating Submission Strategy for Painkiller Prexige in Various Countries Except US Premium Aug 5, 2009 Novartis Using PGx to Resuscitate Previously Failed Pain Drug Prexige with Companion Dx Premium Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.