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Enabling Precision medicine for everyone: New pharmacogenomics solution launched in the US

The PGx program is an industry-first solution that will protect patients from being prescribed ineffective or harmful drugs.

Shareable Science: What the “wellderly” can teach us about the genetics of healthy aging

Aging affects everyone, right down to our genetic core, but there’s plenty of evidence showing that each individual experiences the effects of age differently. As it turns out, some people are predisposed to a less disruptive (a kinder, gentler) aging process. New research hopes to uncover why that is.

New diagnostic for Coronavirus receives CE mark

Yesterday, a test developed by Co-diagnostics for the detection of SARS-CoV-2, received CE marking as the virus nears “pandemic” status. CE-IVD marking indicates that the IVD conforms with relevant EU directives regarding the health and safety of the product.

Alzheimer’s disease genetic research consortium launched in New York

The State University of New York (SUNY) is running the program with $20 million funding from the Empire State Development’s […]

FDA releases list of evidence-based pharmacogenetic variants

Pharmacogenetics (PGx) is the study of how an individual’s genetic makeup affects their drug response and metabolism. An understanding of PGx could help clinicians make prescribing decisions and has the potential to be implemented in routine care worldwide. PGx has understandably been gaining traction and support, with pharmacogenomic elements being implemented into many international Genomic studies.

WGS – The future of consumer genomics

With the falling cost of genome sequencing, it comes as no surprise that there is a growing interest in expanding the availability and accessibility of genomics via consumer testing. Now, Nebula Genomics has entered the market by launching a comprehensive at-home test that analyses the whole genome for just $299.

Does your microbiome give away your age?

A collaborative US and Chinese study has found that the microbial communities present on our skin and in our mouths can predict your age, within a margin of several years. Additionally, they found a loss of key bacterial species in older participants, suggesting a potential anti-aging target.

Opinion: morally, is germline genome editing all that different to IVF?

Helen C. O’Neill has explored how the global reaction to the birth of genome-edited twins in 2018 echoed the condemnation […]

WhopperPhage – The huge virus with CRISPR components

Huge viruses with CRISPR-Cas and translational components have been described by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley – providing […]

Snoring insights from the UK Biobank’s latest study

Even on Valentine’s Day the snoring of a sleeping companion, can be a hard habit to excuse. And, while a UK […]