psychiatry

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.

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.

Originally published May 15.

Diamond Healthcare will initially provide AssureRx Health's GeneSightRx psychiatric pharmacogenetic test in 10 of its behavioral health units, but plans to expand adoption of PGx testing within its 30-state network.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.