The study, the second major clinical validation of the test, was published in the same week that Cepheid reported strong first-quarter results and several financial analysts raised their earnings estimates for the company.
Findings in a NEJM study this week challenged previously reported data that alleles in the CYP2C19 gene can limit how certain carriers of the polymorphisms respond to Plavix.
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Alnylam's RNAi-based therapy Onpattro, according to Stat News.
Harvard Medical School's Seth Cassel and Cigall Kadoch argue in a Baltimore Sun op-ed that the recent TAILORx trial shows the potential of genomic-based medicine.
Researchers in the UK are working on using gene drives to control malaria-carrying mosquitoes, the Telegraph reports.
In PLOS this week: genetic architecture mediating gene expression, metabolomic patterns in multiple myeloma, and more.