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In European American military veterans, the study led to several genetic loci with ties to the severity of a core PTSD symptom known as reexperiencing.

With a large genome-wide association study, researchers identified several significant associations in PDE4B, a gene with expression shifts in brain samples from stressed mice.

Using data for more than a million individuals with or without insomnia, two independent research teams tracked down associated risk loci and explored their functional effects.

The company presented new data on the PGx test this week and expressed confidence that they can secure broader payor coverage for it.

The centers are using the standardized pipeline to help streamline data sharing and data analysis to achieve their larger research goals.

The deal will grant Myriad entry into the neuroscience space, and will allow it to use Assurex's existing sales force to market its own mental health tests. 

The firm plans to launch testing in the US this fall through Atlanta-based Alpha Genomix, and is looking for similar partners in Asia for a new Asia-specific panel.

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

The company's test, CNSDose, incorporates multiple genes involved in metabolism of antidepressants in the liver and how they cross into the brain via the blood-brain-barrier.

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

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Retraction Watch reports that a paper was pulled because it refers to a gene that doesn't exist in mice.

Researchers were able to generate fertilized northern white rhinoceros eggs, according to Mashable.

Former Orig3n employees raise concerns about its testing at Bloomberg Businessweek.

In PLOS this week: microRNA expression changes in hepatocellular carcinoma, real-time PCR-based approach for diagnosing schistosomiasis, and more.