Tag: genomics

Cardiology Journal Flags Papers Cited Hundreds of Times

A European cardiology journal has issued expressions of concern for seven widely-cited papers dating back to 2009 after a reader flagged suspicious images in the...

Unhealthy Diet Linked to CHIP Mutation and CVD

An unhealthy diet is associated with a higher prevalence of clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP), a genetic variation that researchers say is a novel...

U.S. weekly IPO market braces for 15 deals, and home DNA-test maker 23andMe shares to start trading

An earlier version of this report said 23andMe would start trading Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange. It will start trading on Thursday on...

Gene Variant Confirmed as Strong Predictor of Lung Disease in RA

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who carry a specific allele of the gene MUC5B have about double the risk of developing interstitial lung disease when compared...

Recommendations Presented for Rare Autoinflammatory Diseases

As researchers learn more about the genetic etiology of immunopathology, they have been able to more clearly understand rare but debilitating autoinflammatory conditions in ways...

Genotype-Guided Antiplatelet Therapy Misses Mark

The observational extended study of the previously reported 12-month randomized TAILOR-PCI trial shows genotype-guided antiplatelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) did not significantly reduce...

First Drug for Lung Cancer With KRAS Mutation Gains FDA Approval

The first drug to target KRAS mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. KRAS mutations...

Both Higher Alcohol Intake and Genetic Predisposition Tied to CVD

Cardiovascular disease risk is associated with alcohol intake in general, but variations in risk exist with levels of intake, based on data from a genetic-based...

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This Scientist Is Auctioning Off His DNA and Says Yours is Valuable Too

George Church’s genes are making history again. The Harvard geneticist was one of the first people to ever have his genome sequenced, and now he...

Coffee Intake May Be Driven by Cardiovascular Symptoms

An examination of coffee consumption habits of almost 400,000 people suggests that those habits are largely driven by a person’s cardiovascular health. Data from a...

Ublituximab Plus Ibrutinib for CLL

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a clinically heterogeneous disease associated with several known genetic abnormalities, including 17p deletion (del[17p]), 11q deletion (del[11q]), and TP53 gene...

Maternal Chronic Conditions Predict Cerebral Palsy in Offspring

Several maternal chronic conditions increase the risk of giving birth to a child with cerebral palsy, based on data from more than 1.3 million Norwegian...

US Boosts Virus Sequencing Efforts as More Variants Emerge

Nearly $200 million is being added to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 tracking efforts to find new strains of the virus. The...

FDA OKs First ‘Targeted Treatment’ for Rare DMD Mutation

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the antisense oligonucleotide casimersen (Amondys 45, Sarepta Therapeutics) injection for the treatment of patients with Duchenne...

Variants Spur New FDA Guidance on COVID Vaccines, Tests, Drugs

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday updated its...

CDC Chief Lays Out Attack Plan for COVID Variants

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, director of the Centers for Disease Control...

Data ‘Favorable’ That Vaccines Limit Transmission

Researchers know by now the available COVID-19 vaccines prevent people from getting COVID around 95% of the time. But the million-dollar question remains: Are people...

COVID-19 Bill Would Scale Up Ability to Spot Virus Mutations

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. scientists would gain vastly expanded capabilities to...

Liquid vs Tissue Biopsy in Prostate Cancer: Why Not Both?

The genomic landscape of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) was comparable to the landscape of tissue biopsies in a large study of patients with metastatic castration-resistant...

Amivantamab Shows Promise in Challenging EGFR-Mutated NSCLC

A novel drug, the immune cell-directing antibody amivantamab (under development by Janssen), has shown promise for the treatment of patients with non–small cell lung cancer...

Genetic Deletions Drive SARS-CoV-2 Antibody ‘Escape’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Recurrent genetic deletions in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein can change the...

Common Genetic Disorder Tied to Increased Dementia Risk in Men

Men with iron overload due to hereditary hemochromatosis are at increased risk of developing dementia, an analysis of UK Biobank data indicates. Results of a...

UK Variant Spreading in the US as COVID Mutations Raise Stakes

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The United Kingdom’s B117 variant is circulating in at least 24...

The Changing Brain Signature of HIV

Combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) has shifted HIV infection from a fatal to a chronic condition. New evidence now suggests this has been accompanied by a...