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AltheaDx NeuroIDgenetix Test Expansion

AltheaDx has expanded NeuroIDgenetix, the neuropsychiatric component of its IDgenetix pharmacogenetics (PGx) testing portfolio. The panel now includes PGx testing for medication used to treat both bipolar disorder and seizure disorder. The addition of these two new offerings means the panel now includes a total of six tests for neuropsychiatric disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, psychosis, and seizure disorder) and four tests for pain (arthritis, migraine, musculoskeletal pain, and neuropathic pain). The expanded panel evaluates a total of 128 FDA-approved neuropsychiatric and pain medications, including mood stabilizers for bipolar disorder and a variety of anticonvulsant medications used to treat seizure disorders. The panel also analyzes 15 clinically validated genes, including those involved in drug metabolism and those that influence individual response to a variety of different medications. 

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.