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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Using a massive meta-analysis genome-wide association study approach, a large international team has unearthed 11 new loci with ties to late-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Originally published Oct. 15.
The University of Pennsylvania took a major step toward growing its presence in personalized medicine last week by hiring a former pharmaceutical executive to take charge of spearheading its efforts in this space.

Peter Rogan has been awarded US Patent No. 8,527,207, "Accurate identification of organisms based on individual information content."
Rogan is a professor of biochemistry at the University of Western Ontario.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Using a revamped fluorescent in situ hybridization-based approach, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania were able to detect and quantify single-nucleotide variants

Ever since the Supreme Court struck down Myriad Genetics' patent claims on isolated BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene sequences, industry observers have breathlessly speculated whether the company would take legal action against labs challenging its decades-long reign over the BRCA genetic te

This article has been updated to include a response from Ambry.

MDxHealth and GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, both of Belgium, have been awarded US Patent No. 8,481,700, "Detection of MAGE-A expression."
Ilse Vlassenbroeck and Katja Bierau are named as inventors.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – As part of its plans to help move the human genomic research discoveries out of the lab and into clinical care, the National Human Genome Research Institute has awarded up to $12.8 million to fund new projects to address the challenges that these medical innovations fa

The National Institutes of Health this month awarded grants worth more than $400,000 to two researchers investigating the role of microRNAs in cancer, and one who is developing a new method to detect the small, non-coding RNAs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two studies appearing in Nature Genetics this week have uncovered about a dozen new loci linked to testicular cancer risk.

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The Washington Post writes that the approval in the US of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine will be up to Peter Marks, a career official at the Food and Drug Administration.

According to ScienceInsider, the US National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine is planning a study of racism in academic research.

NPR reports the US loan to Eastman Kodak to boost domestic pharmaceutical production is on pause following insider trading allegations.

In Cell this week: blood immune cell changes in COVID-19 patients and spatial transcriptomics in Alzheimer's disease.