Boston University, Cepheid Get FDA EUAs for COVID-19, Monkeypox Tests
The Cepheid test qualitatively detects DNA from monkeypox virus clade II and non-variola Orthopoxvirus in human lesion swab specimens.
Analysis of Multi-Ancestry Cohort Uncovers Dozens of Genes Linked to Blood Lipid Levels
The researchers conducted gene-based association testing of blood lipid levels in more than 170,000 individuals of various ancestral backgrounds.
Alzheimer's Disease Potential Risk Variants Identified in Study of APOE4 Carriers, Noncarriers
Using exome data from Alzheimer's disease cases and controls with or without the APOE4 risk allele, investigators identified potential risk-stratifying variants.
Race, Ethnicity Genetics Not Yet Understood Enough to Affect Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions
A study of more than 10,000 women showed cancer predisposition genes confer similar risks of breast cancer in African-American women as in whites.
Cancer Moonshot-funded teams are profiling pre-cancers in an effort to establish targeted treatment, detection, and prevention methods that can be applied before cancers form.