NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Molecular diagnostics firm DxTerity has enrolled more than 1,000 lupus patients into a study in less than six weeks using social media-based recruiting and proprietary at-home sample collection.

The company presented preliminary data from its Lupus Interval Monitoring to Manage Disease Flare and Enable Treatment Optimization, or LIFT study, at the Personalized Medicine World Congress last month. The company is hoping this study will help it discover a transcriptional biomarker signature that can enable from-home genomic monitoring of lupus patients.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.

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