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

Recommendations for allele selection in CYP2C19 assays are the first of many planned pharmacogenetics assay recommendations from AMP.

Under the agreement, PGS.Holland will market Bio.logis' Genetic Information Management Suite in Benelux, Scandinavia, and the UK.

The $12 million PRIME study will involve 2,000 veterans with major depressive disorder and 250 healthcare providers across 21 VA medical centers.

For the three months ended Sept. 30, the firm reported total revenues of $190.2 million, compared to $177.5 million in Q1 2017, beating the consensus Wall Street estimate.

An international team of researchers examined the scope and population specificity of copy-number variants affecting genes linked to drug metabolism.

Ah, That's Why

Genetic testing can help identify why people aren't responding to certain mental health medications, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Right Patient Right Drug will use the PharmacoScan platform to perform preventive pharmacogenetic testing under St. Jude's PG4KDS program.  

Results from a randomized clinical trial known as GIFT suggest that genotype-guided warfarin dosing is linked to fewer adverse events than clinical dosing.

Payors say online, automated systems will bring standardization and efficiency to prior authorizations, but doctors and labs are uncertain about the impact on patient care.


Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.