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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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According to NPR, an antibody-based test could identify people who were exposed to SARS-CoV-2 and either didn't develop symptoms or were misdiagnosed.

A sequencing analysis of New York City rats indicates they have adapted to the urban environment there, according to a recent preprint.

Ars Technica reports that a multicellular eukaryotic parasite has lost its mitochondria.

In Science this week: perspective piece says AI can accelerate drug discovery by using genomic and chemical data, and more.

Mar
18
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will discuss data from a recent real-world comparison study evaluating performance of two cell-free DNA methodologies as first-line prenatal screens.

Mar
31
Sponsored by
Isoplexis

This webinar will discuss the application of single-cell proteomics and immune-imaging in adoptive cell therapy (ACT) for cancer.