pharmacogenetics Ochsner Health Integrating ActX Genomic Decision Support to Pilot Cancer PGx Project The ActX platform will allow physicians to check drug-gene interactions in real time in the EHR workflow against the therapies cancer patients are prescribed. AMP-led Expert Groups Release Clinical CYP2D6 Pharmacogenomic Testing Recommendation The consensus guideline offers a two-tier categorization of alleles that are recommended for clinical CYP2D6 pharmacogenetic testing. 23andMe Begins Reporting PGx Variants With Drug Info Under Recent FDA Clearance Premium The new reports link variants in CYP2C19 to the safety and efficacy of two drugs, a commonly prescribed antiplatelet drug and an antidepressant. Genomind Receives Medicare Coverage for Pharmacogenetics Test The company said its Professional PGx Express test will now be reimbursed by Medicare, and that the VA has extended its current supply contract for the test. Pharmacogenetic Testing for Statin Side Effects Doesn't Result in Worse Blood Cholesterol Levels Patients who underwent SLCO1B1 testing were able to lower their cholesterol levels similarly to those who did not, indicating that testing does not cause harm. Oct 2, 2020 Intermountain Healthcare Taps Kailos Genetics for PGx Testing Sep 10, 2020 FDA Joins PGx Collaborative Community but Effect on Field is Unclear Premium Aug 25, 2020 Trial Shows Some Benefit of Genetically Guided Antiplatelet Therapy After Balloon Angioplasty Aug 25, 2020 Revel Health, Coriell Life Sciences Partner to Promote Pharmacogenetic Testing Aug 18, 2020 23andMe Garners FDA Clearance for CYP2C19 PGx Test Report Jul 2, 2020 Noridian Aligns With Palmetto on Single-Gene, Multi-Gene PGx Test Coverage Jun 19, 2020 Local Coverage Determinations Roundup: Razor Genomics, Guardant Health Jun 11, 2020 Palmetto Providing Limited Coverage for Single-Gene, Multi-Gene PGx Tests May 6, 2020 AMP Working Group Recommends Alleles to Include in Warfarin Sensitivity Genotyping Assays May 1, 2020 Spartan Bioscience Taps Cardinal Health as US Distributor of CYP2C19 Genotyping Assay Apr 24, 2020 Amid COVID-19 Therapeutic Uncertainty, Experts Look for Potential Role for PGx in Managing Meds Premium Apr 23, 2020 Finland's Negen Introduces Pharmacogenomics Panel for COVID-19 Therapies Apr 16, 2020 University of Washington, Vanda Pharmaceuticals to Study COVID-19 Pharmacogenetics Mar 10, 2020 Invitae Acquires Three Companies: YouScript, Genelex, Diploid Mar 5, 2020 FDA Defends Actions Against PGx Testing Labs As Necessary to Protect Public Health Premium Feb 6, 2020 Myriad Genetics Q2 Revenues Decrease 10 Percent; CEO Mark Capone Steps Down Jan 31, 2020 Translational Software to Submit PGx Software Platform for 510(k) Clearance Premium Jan 27, 2020 UK Newborn Trial to Assess PCR Test for Antibiotic-Induced Hearing Loss Dec 11, 2019 Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine Biobank Begins Returning Participant PGx Results Premium Nov 21, 2019 Intermountain Healthcare to Gather Utility Data as SelectHealth Covers PGx Test for Certain Employees Premium Load More Breaking News SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More Genetron Health, Fosun Ink Commercialization Deal for Seq-MRD Test in China MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants The Scan More Boosters for US Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes. From a Pig A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports. For Privacy's Sake Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws. Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.