KIF6

While Celera can potentially add to Quest's biomarker discovery capabilities and cardiovascular disease testing pipeline, private payors are still not reimbursing for a large share of Celera's products, which may impact how quickly Quest can see a return on its investment.

UCSF will use Celera's KIF6 genetic variant discoveries to develop a test for cardiovascular risk and statin benefit.

Medco wants to know if a gene variant test could predict patient adherence to statin treatment.

Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care will use Celera's KIF6 test in its heart health programs.

Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.