Drugs of Abuse/Toxicology News on diagnostic systems for drugs of abuse and toxicology. IVitalize Acquires Genetic Testing Laboratory Geneus Health Geneus offers a genetic test to identify potential genetic predisposition to reward deficiency syndrome, a primary marker for addiction. 908 Devices Using IPO Proceeds to Drive Adoption of Miniature Mass Spec Tech Premium The company is looking to grow uptake of its products in a variety of life science markets ranging from toxicology testing to biopharma research. Prescient Medicine, Erasmus MC Partner to Study Opioid Addiction Risk Test Prescient offers a test that is designed to determine an individual's risk of opioid addiction by analyzing 16 genes in the brain's reward pathway. Quidel Touts Product Pipeline Despite Revenue Headwinds Premium The firm plans to launch 10 new products next year, but analysts were cautious about Quidel's prospects moving forward. GWAS Links Cannabis Use to Mental Health Traits, Risk-Taking Behavior Researchers associated with the International Cannabis Consortium and 23andMe found a causal relationship between schizophrenia and cannabis use. Jan 18, 2018 AACC Drug Testing Guidelines Take Steps Toward Reducing Excessive Drug Panel Testing Oct 5, 2017 Prescient Medicine Acquires Pharmacogenomics Lab PGxL Laboratories Oct 3, 2017 UTHealth Team Wins $2.6M Grant to Study Gene-Environment Interactions in Cocaine Use Aug 29, 2017 Prescient Medicine Launches Addiction Risk Test Developed With AutoGenomics Premium Nov 4, 2016 Alere Q3 Revenues Down 4 Percent as Would-Be Acquirer Abbott Sues for Breach of Contract Sep 6, 2016 Alere Reports 2 Percent Dip in Q2 Revenues Despite Lift in Infectious Disease Sales Aug 17, 2016 Alere Reports 6 Percent Dip in Q1 Revenues Despite Strong Rapid Influenza MDx Sales Breaking News Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: CDC, Bio-Rad, 10x Genomics, PerkinElmer, and More InterVenn Biosciences Closes $201M Series C Round Abcam to Acquire Life Science Research Tool Firm BioVision for $340M Lunaphore Technologies, University of Bern Partner on Colorectal Cancer Study People in the News: New Appointments at Biocept, Novacyt, Centogene, Illumina, More In Brief This Week: Sophia Genetics, Twist Bioscience, Dante Labs, MGI, Codex DNA, More The Scan And Back The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database. Lacks Family Hires Attorney A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports. For the Unknown The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona. PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.