NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new project that aims to develop omics-based early diagnostic tools to help tailor treatments for people with autism spectrum disorder is underway in Canada.

The Individualized Treatments for Autism Recovery using Genetic-Environment Targets (iTARGET) Consortium aims to ultimately help change clinical practice, which currently relies on behavioral analysis for diagnosis.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.

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