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NEW YORK – Precision immunology firm Scipher Medicine said on Wednesday that it has entered a collaboration with Galapagos to advance novel drug targets it has identified in analysis of molecular data from patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

The two companies will jointly validate a set of novel targets that Scipher has discovered using what it calls its Network Medicine Platform, a process that employs artificial intelligence methods and information about protein interaction networks, uncovering potentially druggable pathways and/or therapy-predictive biomarkers.

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Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.

23andMe and Medscape say primary care physicians are increasingly more comfortable with discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing results.

The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.

In Science this week: analysis of genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, and more.

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