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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 Cell this week: proteomic consequences of genomic changes in ovarian cancer, Human SRMAtlas, and more.

The Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium hopes that the terms will be widely adopted by labs and help advance adoption of PGx test results across systems. 

Sanford is using Translational Software's platform to automate its clinical reporting as it looks to implement a broader PGx panel and test more patients.

Two research teams found potentially useful PGx variants in more than 1,000 participants in the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program, as well as in a handful of ClinSeq participants.

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As Scientific American writes, pharmacogenetic testing can prevent adverse drug reactions, but there are insurance coverage and interpretation hurdles to overcome.

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A small, early-stage trial of a combination therapy for brain cancer reports favorable responses in two patients, according to the Guardian.

Nature News writes that viral genomic surveillance in the US faces systemic issues.

President Joe Biden is seeking an increase in federal spending, including higher budgets for the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In PLOS this week: sex-stratified genome-wide association study of chronic pain, sequencing data from Indigenous Mexican groups, and more.