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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.

Following from genetic studies of compulsive behavior in dogs, researchers have starting collecting behavioral information for dogs in the Darwin's Dogs project.

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A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.