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The Canadian company recently published results of a study demonstrating the utility of its pharmacogenomic testing and decision support platform.

The Pharmacogenomics Clinical Annotation Tool interprets variants from sequencing or genotyping tests and generates a report to inform prescribing decisions.

A new PGen study reports that nearly 6 percent of consumers made changes to their prescription medication based on pharmacogenomic testing. 

The revisions, which are subject to approval by the ACMG board of directors, will likely involve the addition of five genes and the removal of one gene from the list.

NHGRI researchers showed that they were able to extract more useful pharmacogenetic information from exome data than from current chip data. 

The arrangement, which became effective August 1, covers toxicology and pharmacogenetics testing.

The firm sees the new panel as an important step forward in its strategy to further penetrate the molecular diagnostics market with its qPCR products.

Despite the historical adoption and reimbursement challenges for PGx testing firms, Myriad said it would try to achieve value-based pricing for Assurex's GeneSight test.

The deal will grant Myriad entry into the neuroscience space, and will allow it to use Assurex's existing sales force to market its own mental health tests. 

At US News and World Report, NorthShore University HealthSystem's Mark Dunnenberger points out what people should know about pharmacogenomics.


In Nature this week: genetic history of HIV in the US, and more.

There are a few projects aimed at addressing the lack of diversity in genomic research, Technology Review reports.

A national assessment shows that US students lag in the sciences, but suggests that achievement gaps are narrowing.

Harvard's George Church discusses HGP-write with the Journal of the American Medical Association.