drug toxicity testing UK Biobank WGS Consortium Describes 150K Genome Dataset at ASHG, Sets Sights on 500K Premium Researchers described the variant, disease, drug target, and drug safety insights being gained analyzing more than 150,000 UK Biobank whole-genome sequences. TwinStrand Biosciences Explores Error Reduction Sequencing Tech in Various Applications Premium Since the commercial launch of its technology last year, the firm has been validating it in studies with academic groups and pharmaceutical companies. European Clinics Evaluating New Card System for Making PGx Data Available to Patients Premium The system relies on the use of scannable safety code cards containing patient data, along with a web portal and automated analysis tools that deliver customized diagnostic reports. Weill Cornell Builds PGx Database for Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiotoxicity Premium The CATCH-KB database is a standardized variant repository meant to support new research into prevention of chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity. Canada's Cyclica Targets Pharma with Drug-Protein Interaction Search Software Premium The company's Ligand Express software combines biological, chemical, and protein structure data to identify candidate molecules for further research and development. Dec 5, 2012 Agilent, Illumina Sponsor Alliance Established for Toxicity Testing Using Integrated Systems Biology Sep 19, 2012 GGA to Curate Data from Pharma Toxicity Project Sep 16, 2011 NIH, FDA, DARPA to Fund Development of Chip for Drug Safety Assessment Apr 8, 2011 Tox21 Prepares to Launch Phase II of Chemical Screening Effort Feb 17, 2011 CIT, Stemina Ink Distribution Deal for Stem Cell-based Assay Oct 23, 2009 EMD Chemicals, MitoSciences to Co-develop Assays Breaking News People in the News at Probius, Flagship Biosciences, Discovery Life Sciences, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: BillionToOne, Becton Dickinson, Enzo Biochem, More Stroke Risk Contributors, Treatment Targets Uncovered in Cross-Ancestry GWAS In Brief This Week: Yourgene Health, Bionano Laboratories, Caris Life Sciences, More Enzymatic RNA Synthesis Firm EnPlusOne Biosciences Launches With $12M in Seed Funding The Scan Genetic Risk Factors for Hypertension Can Help Identify Those at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Genetically predicted high blood pressure risk is also associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, a new JAMA Cardiology study says. Circulating Tumor DNA Linked to Post-Treatment Relapse in Breast Cancer Post-treatment detection of circulating tumor DNA may identify breast cancer patients who are more likely to relapse, a new JCO Precision Oncology study finds. Genetics Influence Level of Depression Tied to Trauma Exposure, Study Finds Researchers examine the interplay of trauma, genetics, and major depressive disorder in JAMA Psychiatry. UCLA Team Reports Cost-Effective Liquid Biopsy Approach for Cancer Detection The researchers report in Nature Communications that their liquid biopsy approach has high specificity in detecting all- and early-stage cancers.