NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Celera and Medco Health Solutions will collaborate to study whether patients who take a test for a specific gene variant are more likely to adhere to their treatment regimens for lipid-lowering statins.

Celera said today that it will work with Medco to conduct a prospective, randomized, multi-center study to find out if testing for the KIF6 variant can be a predictor for patient adherence.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.