AMIA 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. NCI's Sharpless Calls Data Science 'Critical' to Cancer Research, Precision Oncology Premium In a keynote to the AMIA Informatics Summit, the NCI director said precision oncology has created new challenges in data analysis and management. Prototype GenoShare Tool Aims to Help Patients Understand Risks of Genomic Data Sharing Premium Developed by Lausanne University Hospital and presented at AMIA, the technology simulates malicious attacks on personal genomic data to risk scores for specific disclosures. Demand Grows for Chief Research Information Officers as Role Evolves Along With Data Types Premium CRIOs and their equivalents often are asked to bridge academic and provider sides of institutions to support clinical trials and data analytics with massive research datasets. Healthcare Providers Try New Ways to Share Genetic Test Results With Patients, but Pitfalls Remain Premium The OpenNotes movement is encouraging experimentation as some health systems start making complete genomic reports available to patients the moment the lab signs off. Dec 2, 2019 Columbia Study Finds Low Patient Engagement With Basic Genomic Education Videos Premium Breaking News SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More Genetron Health, Fosun Ink Commercialization Deal for Seq-MRD Test in China MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants The Scan More Boosters for US Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes. From a Pig A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports. For Privacy's Sake Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws. Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.