University of Pittsburgh Genome Sequencing, EHR Machine Learning Method Detects Unnoticed Hospital Outbreaks Premium Researchers demonstrated that their method, called EDS-HAT, can pick up outbreaks in hospitals that would otherwise remain undetected. Cystic Fibrosis Sinus Infections Involve Microbes With Shifting Evolution Patterns While early-stage Pseudomonas aeruginosa sinus infections were marked by selection for aggregating forms of the bug, genetic drift and genome degradation arose later in infection. Pancreatic Cancer Data Preview Freenome's Plans for Expanded Cancer Detection Assay Premium The company shared new results from a pilot study training its platform to detect pancreatic cancers, showing high sensitivity in stage II to stage III tumors. Facial Architecture GWAS Finds Novel Loci Associated With East African Facial Features The study also found that certain genomic regions associated with facial shape were present in both East African and European populations. 23andMe Begins Reporting PGx Variants With Drug Info Under Recent FDA Clearance Premium The new reports link variants in CYP2C19 to the safety and efficacy of two drugs, a commonly prescribed antiplatelet drug and an antidepressant. Jan 28, 2021 OmniSeq, UPMC Partner on Immunotherapy Trial Matching for Head and Neck Cancer Dec 11, 2020 Genetic Loci Linked to Risk of Rare Takayasu Arteritis Hint at Related Traits Nov 11, 2020 Adaptive Biotechnologies Prepares to Launch T Cell-Based COVID-19 Test Premium Feb 14, 2020 Pittsburgh PGx Effort Aims to Prove Utility in Face of Reignited Regulatory Debates Premium Nov 5, 2019 Sonic Healthcare Expands Deal for UPMC's ThyroSeq Thyroid Cancer Test Oct 21, 2019 Children's Hospital Network Wins $8.5M NIH Grant to Expand Data-Sharing Initiative Sep 16, 2019 Aethlon Medical Lands $1.9M SBIR Grant for Exosome Isolation Device Aug 9, 2019 Circadian Expression of Genes Disrupted in Brains of Individuals With Schizophrenia Jul 18, 2019 Helomics Inks Separate Pacts With UPMC, Interpace Dx for AI-Driven Oncology Decision Making Apr 15, 2019 DNAnexus, Sutter Health, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center launch Multiple Sclerosis Study Apr 4, 2019 Epigenetic Therapies May Prime Tumors to Better Respond to Other Treatments, AACR Speakers Say Feb 19, 2019 NGS Panel Developed to Help Researchers ID Actionable Breast Cancer Mutations, Rx Targets Premium Oct 15, 2018 Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Indiana U Win $1.3M in NSF Funding for Genomics Program Oct 10, 2018 Medicare to Cover UPMC’s Thyroid Nodule Test Aug 16, 2018 Tufts Medical Center, Collaborators Win $8M NIH Grant to Study NGS in Newborns Jun 27, 2018 New Pittsburgh Genome Center Plans Sequencing Trial for Cancer Patients Receiving Immunotherapy Premium Apr 2, 2018 New TCGA Papers Shed Light on Cancer Development Jan 10, 2018 Aetna to Cover ThyroSeq Thyroid Nodule Test Nov 1, 2017 NIH Awards Grants Supporting Social Epigenomics Research Oct 12, 2017 Pancreatic Cancer Sequencing Test From University of Pittsburgh Team Helps Identify Cancerous Cysts Premium Load More 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.