Northwestern University State-Regulated Illinois Health Plans Subject to Biomarker Test Coverage Mandate Starting 2022 Premium The law requires state employee, Medicaid, public school, and small employer plans to cover evidence-based biomarker testing, a change that will readily impact cancer patients. Science Papers Take on Synthetic E. Coli, Epigenetic Analysis of Pediatric Gliomas In Science this week: researchers engineer a synthetic strain of E. coli, and more. Genome Biology Papers on Bladder Cancer, PCIP-seq, Structured RNAs in Human Microbiomes In Genome Biology this week: epigenetic analysis of bladder cancer, long-read sequencing approach to examine viral insertions, and more. Proteomics Researchers Aim to Improve Analyses of Peptide-Level Data Premium The aim is to improve the accuracy of the protein measurements commonly reported as the output of proteomic experiments and uncover obscured biological signals. Nature Papers Present Tool for Targeted Nanopore Sequencing, Crop Genetic Diversity, More In Nature this week: Readfish tool for targeted nanopore sequencing, genomic diversity of barley and wheat, and more. Jun 19, 2020 Incidental Findings Most Frequent in Cancer Risk Genes, EMERGE III Data Show Feb 18, 2020 Polygenic Risk Score Studies Suggest Conventional Heart Disease Prediction Methods Still Preferable Nov 11, 2019 Chatbots Could Help Human Genetic Counselors Focus on Patient Concerns Aug 15, 2019 Actionable Mutation Analysis Reveals Germline Risk in Older CRC Patients Apr 30, 2019 PCOS Traits Tied to Rare Variants in Testosterone-Related Gene Feb 11, 2019 Glioblastoma Markers of Checkpoint Immunotherapy Response Discovered Nov 9, 2018 National Cancer Institute Awards $4M to Brain Tumor Sequencing Projects Oct 23, 2018 Warfarin Bleeding Risk SNPs Identified in African Americans Jul 25, 2018 Sleep, Depression Appear to Involve Shared Gene Networks Mar 29, 2018 Researchers Develop Web App to Improve Curation, Delivery of Genomic Knowledge to Point of Care Premium Dec 1, 2017 Kidney Transplant Tolerance Signatures Provide Clues to Curbing Excess Immunosuppression Nov 15, 2017 Rare Mutation Found Among Amish Population Protects Against Some Effects of Aging Nov 1, 2017 NIH Awards Grants Supporting Social Epigenomics Research Jul 31, 2017 Genetic Testing Evaluated For Diagnosing Epilepsy, Monogenic Conditions Dec 22, 2016 Gene Expression Signature for Systemic Sclerosis May Yield Diagnostic Tool Nov 16, 2016 Northwestern University to Use Guardant Liquid Biopsy for Patient Testing Sep 6, 2016 Prostate Cancer Grades Can Be Distinguished Using MicroRNA Signature, Study Finds Sep 4, 2015 Northwestern's Kelleher Awarded $7.5M Grant to Advance Top-Down Proteomics Premium Jun 30, 2015 Picking up Protease Allowed Y. Pestis to Cause Pneumonic Plague, Study Finds Apr 29, 2015 Mitochondrial Sequences From Indigenous Alaskans Offer Clues to Past Arctic Migrations Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.