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The American Dental Association wants insurers and test manufacturers to show genetic testing is scientifically valid before they're used to determine coverage eligibility.

The announcement comes three weeks after Interleukin said it was laying off 63 percent of its workforce and suspending sales of a controversial genetic test.

Geneticists and periodontists point to financial conflicts, the lack of genetics knowhow, and regulatory gaps for the availability of a test they say should have never come to market.

The decisions are part of the company's restructuring efforts after it was unable to extend deferral of its debt payment with its senior lender.

The researchers found that patients with periodontitis exhibited patterns of autoantigen hypercitrullination similar to those found in RA patients.

Reanalysis of a prior study found no interaction between Interleukin's PST test and preventive visits or association with the patient outcome of tooth extraction.

Interleukin's revenues fell by more than 50 percent year over year due to a decrease in deferred revenue recognized, but it trimmed its Q4 net loss.

The company raised $5 million in private financing and is borrowing $5 million.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A research team at the University of Buffalo has received a $4 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to use genomics and bioinformatics approaches to study the oral microbiome and how it may be involved in periodontal disease in

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Interleukin Genetics today announced it has received conditional approval from New York State to offer its genetic test for periodontal disease.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.