Montreal Heart Institute Polygenic Risk Scores Predict Heart Disease in French-Canadian Cohort The two genome-wide scores to predict coronary artery disease risk, which were developed using UK Biobank data, were also valid in French-Canadians. Dalcor Holds Firm on Plans for Dalcetrapib Despite Negative Merck Results Premium Although analyses for other drugs in the class have failed to confirm the influence of genotype, Dalcor is moving forward with its clinical trial, expecting some results by the end of this year. Montreal Heart Institute Implements Sequencing-Based Testing for Cardiovascular Disorders Premium The genetics center has launched an NGS panel for inherited cardiovascular diseases and plans to develop pharmacogenomics and cholesterol metabolism panels. Illumina Partners With Four Institutions to Genotype Biobank Samples Vanderbilt University, the University of Colorado at Denver, Partners HealthCare, and the Montreal Heart Institute will use Illumina technology to analyze their biobank samples. MHI, AstraZeneca Team on Genetic Analysis of CVD, Diabetes Markers The partners are using genomic data to improve understanding of cardiovascular disease and diabetes and identify markers linked to drug response. Jan 20, 2015 GWAS Finds Genetic Predictor of Response to Cardio Drug; Prospective Follow-up Planned Premium Feb 19, 2014 Montreal Heart Institute, Biotechs Launch Personalized Heart Disease Treatment Program Feb 1, 2012 Montreal Heart Institute Developing GnuBio Sequencing Panel for Sudden Cardiac Death Test Premium Jan 11, 2012 Montreal Heart Institute Developing Cardiac Screening Panel for GnuBio Sequencer Oct 4, 2011 GnuBio Targets 1K-Base Reads for Commercial Launch of $50K Sequencer Premium Jul 19, 2011 GnuBio Starts Early-Access Testing of Instrument at Montreal Heart Institute Premium Feb 7, 2011 Meta-analysis Uncovers Dozens of New Ulcerative Colitis Risk Variants Jun 4, 2010 Antibody Firm Affomix to Collaborate with U of Montreal's PGx Centre on Heart Disease Biomarkers Premium Jun 1, 2010 Affomix, U Montreal PGx Centre, and Montreal Heart Institute Ink PGx Deal Feb 4, 2009 News Briefs: Feb 4, 2009 Premium Breaking News People in the News at Pacific Biosciences, Metabolon, NeoGenomics, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Tethis, Invitae, PerkinElmer, More In Brief This Week: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bruker, Quantum-Si, BioMérieux, More Luminex Obtains CE Marking for MDx Panel to Detect Flu A/B, RSV, COVID-19 Palmetto Finalizes Positive LCD for Prostate Cancer Risk Tests Gene Expression, Histology Reveal Clues for Targeted Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment The Scan Call for a Different Tack Experts weigh the value of recent experiments testing genetically modified pig kidneys using brain-dead individuals, according to Nature News. Wastewater Warning The New York Times reports that wastewater surveillance in some parts of the US point to a possible surge. Can't Get in the Program Due to the Northern Ireland protocol dispute, the European Union is preventing UK researchers from joining the Horizon Europe research program, the Times of London reports. Science Paper on Spatial-Controlled Genome Editing In Science this week: approach to enable a CRISPR-Cas13a-based system to be used as a cancer therapy.