New Study Provides Most Comprehensive Overview of Genetic Test Development, Usage and Spending

As might be expected, there has been rapid growth in genetic test availability and spending on these tests since 2014. But, comprehensive new collaborative analysis conducted by Concert Genetics … [Read more...]


Expanded Carrier Screening IDs Rare Variants in Diverse Populations

Expanded next-generation sequencing-based carrier screening improves detection of rare and novel pathogenic variants even in a pan-ethnic population, according to a study published May 10 in the … [Read more...]


Genetic Risk Score Could Improve Diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation

A genetic risk score (GRS) may identify patients at highest risk for developing atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published March 13 in PLOS Medicine. The authors say that patients with a … [Read more...]


Fecal Profiling Could Personalize Diets with Irritable Bowel

Fecal profiling of volatile organic compounds (VOC) may predict response to dietary interventions in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study published in the March issue of … [Read more...]


Pap Test Fluids May Contain DNA Useful for Endometrial, Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis

Cervical fluid samples gathered during routine Papanicolaou (Pap) tests can potentially be used for screening test women for endometrial and ovarian cancers, according to a study published March 21 in … [Read more...]


Artificial Intelligence Merges Histology, Genomics to Predict Survival

A deep learning computational approach can predict survival with brain tumors directly from digital histological images and genomic biomarkers, according to a study published online March 12 in the … [Read more...]


SIDs Results From Genetic Heart Disease Less Than Previously Thought

The vast majority of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) cases are not the result of genetic heart diseases (GHDs) or a single genetic cause, according to a study published March 12 in the Journal of … [Read more...]


Researchers Develop First Multiplex Test for Tick-Borne Disease Detection

Researchers have developed the first multiplex array for diagnosis of tickborne diseases, according to a study published online Feb. 16 in Nature Scientific Reports. The TBD-Serochip can … [Read more...]


Evidence for Liquid Biopsy Lacking, Expert Panel Finds

There is not enough evidence, currently, to support the routine adoption of liquid biopsy tests for any of its promising clinical uses, according to a joint review published March 1 in both the … [Read more...]


Dermatology Conference Highlights Gene Expression Tests for Skin Cancer

Several companies presented findings at the American Academy of Dermatology's annual meeting (Feb. 16-18, San Diego) indicating that gene expression profiling is making inroads in clinical dermatology … [Read more...]