patient stratification

The new algorithm, called TOPSPIN, complements the company's MMprofiler test. It is considering making TOPSPIN-generated data available to its MMprofiler patients.

The model incorporates clinical, serological, and gene expression factors, and could be used to tailor treatment choices.

The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based precision medicine firm hopes to translate molecular information into therapies for chronic kidney diseases.

The model could shift which patients receive gene expression profiling assays but might not change the number of tests ordered.

The partners will also work together on a linked clinical genomic data set to guide future treatment decisions.

The Sanger Institute spin-off will use its sequencing and bioinformatics services to link genomic and clinical outcomes data for patient stratification.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An investigator at the Cedars-Sinai Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute has landed a $300,000 in funding from the Avon Foundation for Women to study blood-based biomarkers that could be used to treat and stratify breast cancer patients.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies today announced its participation in the Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre, or SMS-IC, a collaboration among academic, industrial, and the UK's National Health Service community to create a stratified medicine research infrastructure.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Atossa Genetics today announced it has entered into a contract with preferred provider organization FedMed, giving its members access to Atossa's breast health tests.

Researchers led by a group at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have identified a genetic marker associated with the placebo effect in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.