Neurological & Psychological Disorders News on research and diagnostic developments in neuroscience. Parkinson's Disease Progression Linked to Five Variants in Genome-Wide Survival Study The researchers also developed a polygenic hazard score to predict which individuals with Parkinson's are likely to develop disease-related dementia. Myriad Genetics Projects Return to Profitability by Year End, Details Long-Term Growth Plan Premium During an "Investor Day" presentation, company executives presented plans for growing test volumes, increasing market share, and expanding access to underserved populations. InformedDNA Partners With Gene Therapy Firm Passage Bio on Dementia Genetic Testing InformedDNA will provide genetic testing to patients diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia to see if they are eligible for certain clinical studies. GWAS-Methylation Integration Could Help Identify Drug Repurposing Candidates for MS Premium In research presented at the AMIA Informatics Summit, University of Texas bioinformaticians tried a new algorithm to include epigenetic factors in predicting disease progression. Valted Seq Lands Exclusive Rights to Evaluate Johns Hopkins Neurodegenerative Disease Dx Assays The biomarker assays could one day be used as companion diagnostics for new treatments of Parkinson's and related diseases. Jan 27, 2021 GATC Health, Liquid Biosciences Partner to Provide Multiomic Biomarker Discovery Jan 22, 2021 Microba, University of Queensland Partner to Study Gut Microbiome in Parkinson's Disease Jan 19, 2021 Psychiatric Disorder Risk Affected by Dysregulation of RNA-Binding Proteins Jan 13, 2021 Autism Spectrum Disorder Study Finds Contribution From De Novo Tandem Repeat Mutations Jan 11, 2021 Mosaic Enhancer Mutations, CNVs Contribute to Risk of Developing Autism Jan 7, 2021 Alzheimer's Disease Subtypes Proposed From Gene Expression Profiles of Brain Regions Jan 7, 2021 Genuity Science, Emory Team on Biomarker Discovery for Neurodegenesis Dec 8, 2020 Nonprofit Target ALS Launches $15M Biomarker Research Initiative Dec 3, 2020 Illumina, New York Healthcare Providers, NYGC Partner on Clinical Whole-Genome Sequencing Dec 2, 2020 Depression-Related Gut Microbiome, Metabolite Changes Lead to Potential Biomarker Set Dec 2, 2020 Genetic Technologies Lands Distribution Rights to Taliaz Antidepressant Drug Selection Tools Nov 18, 2020 Ardigen, BioCollective Partner to Discover Metagenomic Biomarkers of Parkinson's Disease Nov 12, 2020 Quest Diagnostics Win in Wrongful Death Case Reveals Ongoing Challenges for Variant Classification Nov 9, 2020 Invitae, Passage Bio Collaborate on GM1 Genetic Testing, Clinical Trial Education Nov 6, 2020 Genetic Risk of Cognitive Decline Varies Between Latino Populations, Study Finds Nov 2, 2020 Epilepsy Exomes From Epi25 Project Lead to Mutation-Intolerant Gene Regions Premium Oct 29, 2020 De Novo, Inherited Autism Risk Factors Uncovered With SPARK Cohort Analysis Premium Oct 22, 2020 Alzheimer's Disease Risk Linked to Noncoding Variants in APOE Region Oct 22, 2020 Invitae, Pacific Biosciences Collaborate on NGS-Based Pediatric Epilepsy Testing Oct 21, 2020 Gut Microbiome Analysis in Autistic Children Points to Detoxification Deficiencies Load More Breaking News ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR Patents to GenScript Biotech CellCarta Acquires Reveal Biosciences Talis Biomedical Q1 Revenues Spike on Grant Funding Prenatal Testing Startup Juno Diagnostics Closes $25M Series A Financing Round Interpace Biosciences Q1 Revenues Up 8 Percent Heligenics, Jackson Lab Partner to Study Breast Cancer Gene Variants The Scan And For Adolescents The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years old. Also of Concern to WHO The Wall Street Journal reports that the World Health Organization has classified the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617 as a "variant of concern." Test for Them All The New York Times reports on the development of combined tests for SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses like influenza. PNAS Papers on Oral Microbiome Evolution, Snake Toxins, Transcription Factor Binding In PNAS this week: evolution of oral microbiomes among hominids, comparative genomic analysis of snake toxins, and more.