Disease Research News and analysis on disease research and diagnostics. Helix, St. Luke's University Health Network Partner on Population Health Study The program initially aims to enroll 100,000 participants over four years, with consenting individuals receiving information about their potential risks for serious health conditions. Exome Sequencing Study Suggests Early Menopause May Not Be Monogenic The findings, based on exome sequencing of 104,733 post-menopausal women in the UK Biobank, show that early menopause may be a polygenic condition. Senators Reintroduce Bill to Establish Medicare Coverage Pathway for MCED Tests The bill would allow Medicare to cover MCED tests following approval by FDA and ensure their use would not impact coverage of traditional screenings. Rice University Team Develops POC HPV Test Combining Isothermal Amplification, Lateral Flow Premium The assay detects HPV 16 and HPV 18 DNA within 45 minutes and is intended to be used in low-resource settings. Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Risk Genes Identified, Characterized Using association, regulatory, and functional analyses coupled with cell line experiments, researchers characterized new nasopharyngeal cancer risk genes. Jun 21, 2023 Exact Sciences Releases Next-Gen Cologuard Data, Inks New Partnerships Jun 20, 2023 FDA Launches Pilot Program to Determine Performance Criteria for Lab-Developed CDx Tests Jun 20, 2023 Delve Bio Raises $35M in Series A Financing to Develop Metagenomic Sequencing Diagnostics Jun 20, 2023 Diatech, Janssen Partner to Develop Molecular Diagnostics for Bladder Cancer Jun 19, 2023 Inex Innovate to Launch PCR-Based Endometrial Cancer Detection Test Jun 19, 2023 Industry Groups Form European Coalition to Push for Better Comprehensive Genomic Profiling Access Jun 16, 2023 With $50M Investment in MOSAIC Project, Owkin Seeks to Become Cancer 'Drug Discovery Enterprise' Premium Jun 15, 2023 Gut Microbiome Changes Linked to Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease Jun 15, 2023 Liquid Biopsy Firms Eye Melanoma for Minimal Residual Disease Testing, Though Questions Remain Premium Jun 15, 2023 Illumina, AstraZeneca, Breast Cancer Canada Partner on Screening, Detection Grants Jun 15, 2023 Hand Condition Contributors Include Variants Passed Down From Neanderthals Jun 15, 2023 Biocartis Laying Off 140 Employees as Part of Reorganization Plan Jun 15, 2023 Freenome, Walgreens Partner to Diversify Cancer Early Detection Studies Jun 14, 2023 Centogene Receives Noncompliance Notice From Nasdaq Over Market Value of Shares Jun 14, 2023 CDC Greatly Expands Number of Infectious Disease Targets for National Wastewater Surveillance Premium Jun 14, 2023 Endometriosis Linked to Bacterial Infection, Suggesting Treatment With Antibiotics Jun 14, 2023 Calviri Tries New Approach to Cancer Dx, Vaccines With Frameshift Peptides Premium Jun 13, 2023 Genomill, Finland's iCAN Partner to Improve Geno1 Cancer Detection With Biobank Samples Jun 13, 2023 Prostate Cancer Study Suggests High Performance of Polygenic Risk Score Based on Small Variant Set Jun 13, 2023 Roche HPV Test Awarded World Health Organization Prequalification Load More Breaking News Helix, St. Luke's University Health Network Partner on Population Health Study Exome Sequencing Study Suggests Early Menopause May Not Be Monogenic New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Tempus, GenScript, RealSeq Biosciences, 23andMe People in the News at Biocept, Arcensus, TATAA Biocenter, Quantum-Si, LetsGetChecked, More In Brief This Week: Qiagen, Mainz Biomed, Quest Diagnostics, Haystack Oncology, Becton Dickinson The Scan Cystatin C Plays Role in Immunosuppression, Cancer Immunotherapy Failure, Study Finds A study in Cell Genomics provides insight into how glucocorticoids can lead to cancer immunotherapy failure via cystatin C production. Aging, Species Lifespan Gene Expression Signatures Overlap An Osaka Metropolitan University team reports in Nucleic Acids Research that transcriptional signatures of aging and maximum lifespan have similarities. Splicing Subgroup Provides Protocols for Evaluating Splicing Variant Data The group presents their approach on how to apply evidence codes to splicing predictions and other data in the American Journal of Human Genetics. Single-Cell Transcriptomic Atlas of Mouse Cochlea to Aid Treatment Development Researchers in PNAS conducted single-cell and single-nuclear sequencing of about 120,000 cells at three key timepoints in cochlear development to generate a transcriptomic atlas.