Boston University 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 Premium 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. PreCancer Atlas Attempts to Push Precision Medicine to Early-Stage Disease Premium 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. AACR Researchers Emphasize Importance of Genetic Ancestry as Factor in Breast Cancer Studies Conducting studies on Latina and African-American women produces population-specific insights on the genetics of the disease that aren't possible to glean in European-heavy GWAS. Startup Seqster Aims to Help Consumers Aggregate Health Data, Preserve it Within Families Premium The company is hoping that consumers will use its platform to manage their health data, to participate in research, and to learn about their own and their family's health risks. Mar 28, 2018 Researchers Develop Interferon Signature Model for Early Detection of Ebola Infection Feb 28, 2018 BU, Seqster Partner on Traumatic Brain Injury Study Jan 2, 2018 Huntington Disease Study Leads to Potential MicroRNA Markers in CSF Oct 26, 2017 Stand Up to Cancer Launches $16.6M Effort for Early-Stage Cancer Detection, Treatment Apr 6, 2017 New Studies Demonstrate Utility of iPSC Technology for Genetic Research Dec 23, 2015 NIH Awards BU-led Team $15.9M Grant to Study Sports-Related Brain Injury Aug 6, 2015 NEJM Perspective: Focus on Precision Medicine Distracting From Efforts Seeking Healthier Population Nov 18, 2014 Aperiomics Launches Commercial NGS-based Pathogen Detection Services Premium Nov 11, 2014 Improved Method for Optical Nanopore Readout Promises Better Signal than Electrical Detection Premium Mar 6, 2014 BU Lab Developing POC Dx for Whooping Cough using Lateral Flow, Blister-pack Reagents Premium Feb 6, 2014 Pair of Studies Examine Low-frequency Variants Linked to Cholesterol, Lipid Levels Aug 22, 2013 BU Plans New Synthetic, Systems Biology Building May 23, 2013 Wave 80 Aims to Begin Clinical Trials this Year for POC MDx System, HIV Viral Load Assay Premium Mar 4, 2013 GWAS Meta-analysis Reveals 19 Loci Linked to Age-related Macular Degeneration Risk Jan 16, 2013 Hearing on Second-Opinion Genetic Testing Highlights Risks of Athena's Exclusive Licensing Practices Premium Nov 29, 2012 IP Watch: PrimeraDx, Hologic, Life Tech, Agilent, Luminex, 3M, Canon, Others Win US Patents Premium Nov 8, 2012 IP Watch: Arkray, Life Tech, Boston U, Canon, U of Toledo, Cellscript, UC System Win US Patents Premium Aug 1, 2012 Allegro Completes Enrollment for Validation Trial for BronchoGen Lung Cancer Risk Test, Anticipates Release in 2013 Premium Apr 5, 2012 BU Team Demos Microfluidic 'Flu Chip' as Multiple Firms Seek to Commercialize Sample Prep Component Premium Dec 5, 2011 NIH Funding $3.3M for Biomarker Research into Scleroderma Load More Breaking News MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants 23andMe to Acquire Telemedicine Platform Company Lemonaid Health for $400M in Cash, Stock UK Biobank Study Investigates Incomplete Penetrance of Mendelian Disease Variants MDxHealth Q3 Revenues Grow 23 Percent BioMérieux Q3 Revenues Increase 11 Percent, Firm Raises 2021 Guidance Germline Cancer Risk Genes May Hold Rhabdomyosarcoma Survival Clues, Study Suggests The Scan Guidelines for Ancient DNA Work More than two dozen researchers have developed new ethical guidelines for conducting ancient DNA research, which they present in Nature. And Cleared A UK regulator has cleared former UK Prime Minister David Cameron in concerns he should have registered as a consultant-lobbyist for his work with Illumina, according to the Financial Times. Suit Over Allegations The Boston Globe reports that David Sabatini, who was placed on leave from MIT after allegations of sexual harassment, is suing his accuser, the Whitehead Institute, and the institute's director. Nature Papers on Esophageal Cancer, Origin of Modern Horses, Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants In Nature this week: genetic and environmental influences of esophageal cancer, domestic horse origin traced to Western Eurasian steppes, and more.