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The effort will compare the outcomes and healthcare costs of patients whose treatments were informed by genetic testing results against those managed without this information.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – New thyroid cancer mutations reported recently by members of The Cancer Genome Atlas consortium are already finding their way into at least one sequencing-based genotyping test used to distinguish between benign thyroid nodules and thyroid malignancies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – CBLPath today said that it has signed a preferred partnership agreement with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Division of Molecular and Genomic Pathology covering next-generation sequencing-based thyroid cancer testing.

A group of researchers from several US institutions has identified a gene expression signature that can predict which patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are likely to have a worse outcome, based on how long they lived with the disease before death or before requiring a l

Prevencio, a proteomic diagnostic company working with technology licensed from the University of Pittsburgh, is hoping to begin a multi-center validation study within the next year that will support an application for US Food and Drug Administration approval of its multiplex pro

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A year after it launched its effort to fund research that uses the latest technologies to tackle particularly interesting or difficult problems in cancer research and treatment, the National Cancer Institute has recently awarded millions to fund new projects and has r

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Pittburgh today said that it has received two $1 million gifts from The Pittsburgh Foundation to endow chairs for cancer research and personalized medicine.

Researchers at four universities led by the Boston University School of Medicine will use a five year, $3.3 million grant to build up core services for conducting biomarker-focused research into systemic sclerosis

This article has been updated from a previous version to clarify information about ongoing efforts to resolve the discordant results of the two studies.
By Ben Butkus

Originally published Oct. 31.
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center announced last week that it will invest around $300 million to build a new research facility focused on personalized treatments for cancer, viral diseases, and age-related conditions.

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The editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says other lawmakers should take Florida's approach and provide additional protections against genetic discrimination.

The Hill reports 17 states and the District of Columbia are suing over a new policy that would strip international students of their visas if they only attend classes online.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employees call on the agency to label racism a public health crisis and examine its own policies, NPR reports.

In PNAS this week: genetic evidence for Inca resettlement, analysis of spermatogonial stem cell transcriptomes, and more.