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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – AutoGenomics said today that its Infiniti Neural Response Panel — a genomic test that gauges risk for opioid dependency — has been granted designation as a breakthrough device by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Intended for use by physicians as an aid in prescribing pain medication, the Infiniti panel uses an algorithm to detect and weigh 16 genetic mutations involved in brain reward pathways, which in turn affect risk of opioid use disorder.

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The Guardian reports that the Mammalian Genetics Unit at the Harwell Institute is to close.

Scientific research itself contributes to plastic waste and isn't very sustainable, FiveThirtyEight reports.

Restaurants in the US may soon serve AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon, according to the Associated Press.

In Science this week: three studies from the Ruminant Genome Project, and more.

Jul
23
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar will discuss how the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at the University of Oklahoma (OUMP) is using a new quality improvement model to support molecular testing of oncology patients. 

Jul
24
Sponsored by
Hologic

This webinar will share the results of comparisons of commercially available nucleic acid amplification tests for use in routine screening of pregnant women for Group B Streptococcus (GBS).

Jul
25
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will discuss the evolution of fetal aneuploidy screening and the most recent evidence around the implementation of prenatal cell-free DNA testing in clinical practice.