Genaissance Pharmaceuticals has launched its Familion test for cardiac channelopathies. The test confirms the presence of mutations known to cause these life-threatening conditions, which include Long QT and Brugada Syndromes. There are five of these mutations.

Before Familion was released, cardiologists identified individuals at risk for channelopathies by performing an electrocardiogram — which is “difficult and may be overlooked,” Genaissance said.

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Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

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