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NEW YORK – A research study has shown that genetic testing to help guide medication decisions after a heart procedure is non-inferior to standard treatment.

Led by senior author Jurriën ten Berg of St. Antonius Hospital in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, researchers conducting the POPular Genetics study compared a genotype-guided strategy of selecting anti-platelet medication to accompany primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with standard treatment of one of two platelet inhibitors.

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Nature News reports that gene therapy approaches are tackling sickle cell disease, but that the cost of treatment is a concern.

The Washington Post reports that a US Senate committee voted this week to approve the nomination of Stephen Hahn to lead the Food and Drug Administration.

One gene regulates hundreds of others to influence facial development, according to New Scientist.

In Nature this week: resources for single-cell analysis, little overlap in the microRNAs used by Salmonella and Shigella to infect host cells, and more.

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This webinar will discuss how Moffitt Cancer Center has implemented a new capture-based application to accurately assess myeloid malignancies by detecting complex variants in challenging genes in a single experiment.