pharmacogenomics

The app provides results for 15 genetic conditions in the areas of carrier screening, genetic disease risk, medication response, and health-related traits.

Still Early

Stat News reports that pharmacogenomics testing in psychiatry may be ahead of the science.

Franklin, an AI-driven variant classification tool, is helping Sanford Imagenetics reduce variants of unknown significance in its new ACMG-59 genotyping test.

The system relies on the use of scannable safety code cards containing patient data, along with a web portal and automated analysis tools that deliver customized diagnostic reports.

Efforts are underway to standardize pharmacogenetic testing, but experts say more needs to be done to encourage broader acceptance of these recommendations.

A team led by the University of British Columbia homed in on a variant that linked to increased liver enzyme levels and liver injury during interferon-β treatment.

The German company validated the panel, which focuses on actionable results, in a 300-participant clinical study in collaboration with Robert-Bosch-Hospital in Stuttgart.

Modulate the Dose

CBS New York reports that pharmacogenomic testing can explain why some patients do not get relief from certain treatments.

The NCI will launch a lab network to provide researchers with centralized assays for conducting genomic and pharmacodynamic analysis for molecularly targeted drugs.

A Veterans Health Administration subcommittee evaluated the clinical utility of 30 pharmacogenetic tests and recommended about half for wider use.

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Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.

India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.