University of Pittsburgh 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. OmniSeq, UPMC Partner on Immunotherapy Trial Matching for Head and Neck Cancer The Phase II trial will use OmniSeq's RNA-seq assay to determine whether patients should be treated with one of two agents combined with BMS' nivolumab. Genetic Loci Linked to Risk of Rare Takayasu Arteritis Hint at Related Traits In a genome-wide association study of Takayasu arteritis, researchers uncovered disease-linked loci both within and beyond the HLA region. Adaptive Biotechnologies Prepares to Launch T Cell-Based COVID-19 Test Premium Adaptive is rebranding its immunoSeq Dx assay as T-Detect and plans to submit for an EUA for a COVID-19 T-Cell response test by the end of the year. Pittsburgh PGx Effort Aims to Prove Utility in Face of Reignited Regulatory Debates Premium The program aims to consent up to 150,000 patients to a larger biobank program and return selective preemptive PGx results through their medical center physicians. 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 Sep 26, 2017 Acoustics-Based Method for Isolating Exosomes Could Accelerate Liquid Biopsies Premium Jun 6, 2017 Hereditary Cancer Panel Study Suggests Germline Mutations Missed in Some Pancreatic Cancers Apr 10, 2017 University of Pittsburgh, Axela Test for Shaken Baby Syndrome Shows 90 Percent Sensitivity in Study Jan 13, 2017 U of Pittsburgh Team Evaluates Oxford MinIon for 16S rRNA Microbiome Sequencing Load More Breaking News Roche Receives FDA EUA for PCR-Based, Point-of-Care SARS-CoV-2 Test Decode Study Identifies Proteomic Predictors of All-Cause Mortality In Brief This Week: Natera, Bruker, Bayer, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Labcorp, Omniseq, Dovetail Genomics, DNA Script, More People in the News: New Appointments at Sema4, Strata Oncology, Bionano Genomics, More Co-Diagnostics Gets CE Mark for Saliva-Based Molecular SARS-CoV-2 Test The Scan Billions for Antivirals The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports. NFT of the Web Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports. 23andMe on the Nasdaq 23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported. Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.