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This page shows the latest genetic research news and features for those working in and with pharma, biotech and healthcare.

FDA approves another home genetic testing service

FDA approves another home genetic testing service

FDA approves another home genetic testing service. 23andMe’s kit will check for an increased risk of certain cancers developing. ... The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised another one of 23andMe’s home genetic kits, and this one

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  • UK site a casualty as Pfizer reduces pain R&D UK site a casualty as Pfizer reduces pain R&D

    out in a deal that combined it with US contract research organisation (CRO) XRPro Sciences. ... The company pointed out that it has opened two research facilities in London - the Genetic Medicines Institute (GMI) and the Rare Disease Consortium (RDC) -

  • Teva takes controlling stake in genomics specialist Teva takes controlling stake in genomics specialist

    Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Immuneering specialises in the analysis of genetic, genomic and proteomic data that according to Teva's R&D chief Michael Hayden can "cut through, link and interpret enormous ... Immuneering has been working with Teva for

  • Pfizer launches lupus study with 23andMe Pfizer launches lupus study with 23andMe

    Research on human genetics has enormous potential to deliver information that can help improve lupus treatment. ... Signed in January, this added to the partners' existing research agreement in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

  • 23andMe expands into the drug discovery business 23andMe expands into the drug discovery business

    23andMe expands into the drug discovery business. Firm will use its genetic data for its new research arm. ... Scheller commented: “ I have dedicated my life to research aimed at fulfilling unmet needs for very sick people.

  • DNA expert: use genes to assess disease risk DNA expert: use genes to assess disease risk

    Dr Leroy Hood has been involved in genetic research since the 1960s . ... and only one third would welcome the wider availability of genetic testing in the NHS.

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  • VIDEO interview: Neil Weir, UCB VIDEO interview: Neil Weir, UCB

    According to Dr Weir, if a patient is taught about the basis of his disease, he is more willing to collaborate on the research side, providing blood or genetic testing at ... on transparency as part of his role on EFPIA's research directors group.

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Latest appointments

  • Horizon Discovery appoints executive director Horizon Discovery appoints executive director

    UK-based genetic research company Horizon Discovery has named Dr David Smoller as an executive director of the board. ... 1996. Horizon is a UK-based biotech focused on genomics research and the development of personalised medicines.

  • Redx names former Bayer exec as chairman Redx names former Bayer exec as chairman

    He will now help guide Redx as it advances its research efforts into infectious diseases and cancer. ... Redx is also working with AZ and this week announced the two companies had signed a collaboration to research the genetic drivers of tumour growth.

  • Horizon appoints board chair Horizon appoints board chair

    The UK-based genetic research firm will look to benefit from Dr Gilham's thirty years of industry experience, which includes his role as CEO of in vitro diagnostics company ... These growth prospects include a partnership with AstraZeneca to research

  • Melinta names chief medical officer Melinta names chief medical officer

    At Pharmacia, she worked on the anti-infective Zyvox (linezolid). Her most recent role prior to joining Melinta was as VP, clinical research at Shire's human genetic therapies division.

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