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The analysis drew on thousands of cases and controls and suggested a role for an autoimmune factor in penicillin allergies. 

In a newly published paper, CHOP researchers described a method for rebuilding patient histories en masse to create gene-specific "footprints" in clinical records.

The software tool, currently in development, is set to be introduced next year and could also find application in other indications such as cancer.

Working with clinical decision support vendor ActX, the suburban Chicago health system has seen strong demand for PGx and genetically informed preventive care.

In Phase 2 pilots, four healthcare organizations helped HL7 refine its FHIR Genomics specification but  uncovered many remaining hurdles to true interoperability.

Genomic data should be easily accessible to patients and their physicians through electronic health record systems with privacy safeguards.

Balancing the Two

The Economist reports on an approach used by UK researchers to study medical records while protecting patient privacy.

The EHR vendor is re-engineering its architecture to increase interoperability with genetic labs and merge genomic and pathology information at the point of care.

Some of the market's most influential voices, including Kári Stefánsson and Linda Avey, believe that consumer genomics is not on the way out but rather experiencing a period of transition.

A trio of Senators were unimpressed with the lack of detail Google provided them regarding Project Nightingale, and they want answers.

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The head of Operation Warp Speed tells Bloomberg he expects the paused AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccine trials to resume soon.

A new UK government says socioeconomic factors, not genetics, account for disparities in deaths due to COVID-19 between ethnic groups, the Financial Times reports.

NPR reports on an Alzheimer's disease drug trial that is continuing despite the pandemic.

In Nature this week: CRISPR-Cas3 system for making large deletions efficiently, more.