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GeneCentric and Erasmus will aim to identify RNA-based drug response markers for existing bladder cancer treatments, as well as discover novel targeted therapies.

Prescient offers a test that is designed to determine an individual's risk of opioid addiction by analyzing 16 genes in the brain's reward pathway.

Researchers have tied nearly 200 candidate genes, including ones involved in neurodevelopment, apoptosis, and inflammation, to the volume of brain structures.

CareDx will use NanoString's new Human Organ Transplant panel to develop HistoMap, a gene expression profiling test to identify allograft rejection.

In Genome Research this week: CRISPRiSeq tool to uncover genetic interactions, circular RNAs in breast cancer, and more.

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ScienceInsider reports that some risky flu studies that came to a halt a few years back may soon resume.

With genome-wide association studies involving more than 200,000 individuals, researchers narrowed in on 58 loci and dozens of genes with ties to a chronic infection marker.

During the first year of the TRIDENT-2 study, 74,000 women opted for NIPT, which was switched from in-house-developed platforms to Illumina's VeriSeq in May of this year.

In an epigenome-wide association study of depression, the researchers tied DNA methylation to disease symptoms and suggested a role for axon guidance disruption.

Using genotyping profiles for nearly 256,000 individuals, researchers uncovered more than 100 new loci involved in nearsightedness.

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UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.

The Washington Post reports that the White House chief of staff has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to justify the stricter standards it is seeking for a coronavirus vaccine.

President Donald Trump's "good genes" comment raises eugenics concerns, CNN reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of tremor condition, analysis of a West and Central African tree used in traditional medicine, and more.