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Polygenic Risk Score May Predict Stress-Induced Depression

While the tool is far from ready for common use, it suggests the potential to personalize depression prevention and identification of those who might be most vulnerable, or most resilient, to stress.
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Microsoft AI Grant Helps Mount Sinai Establish COVID-19 Data Science Center

The new center seeks to provide Mount Sinai with data analytic solutions to combat current and future threats of COVID-19, as well as rapidly develop digital health products with real-time predictive and preventive capabilities.
Ali Sarrami-Foroushani and Michael MacRaild, two coauthors on the Nature Communications paper with Alejandro Frangi, based at the University of Leeds.

Replace, Reduce, Refine: In-Silico Trials in The Spotlight

Recent regulatory changes and the global pandemic have highlighted the need for exploring 'in-silico' trials, carried out on virtual populations, as a way to speed up and reduce costs of drug and medical device development, while still maintaining accuracy.
Illumina has acquired Edico Genome

Illumina Acquires Edico Genome

Deal enables Illumina to add Edico’s data analysis acceleration solutions to its portfolio of next-generation sequencing offerings
New data describes the economic impact of genomic sequencing procedures. [NIH]

Microsoft, Jackson Labs Collaboration Creates Precision Medicine Database

The collaboration will curate JAX’s Clinical Knowledgebase (CKB), a searchable database where subject matter experts store, sort, and interpret complex genomic and other data that can be used to improve patient outcomes.
Sophia Genetics has acquired Interactive Biosoftware (IBS)

Sophia Genetics Adds Alamut Software with Interactive Biosoftware Acquisition

Buyer acquires software suite intended to annotate, filter, and explore genomic variations to enable clinical genomic data interpretation.

SOPHiA Genetics Completes $110M Series F Financing

Proceeds from the financing will allow SOPHiA to embark upon the next stage of its planned global expansion, aimed at satisfying growing clinical and biopharma demand for secure data pooling and knowledge sharing for healthcare professionals.
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Human Cell Atlas Uncovers Possible Drug Targets for Crohn’s and Other Gut Diseases

Two publications in Nature report on advances from the Human Cell Atlas (HCA) consortium, creating the most comprehensive Cell Atlas of the gut to date, identifying new targets for gut diseases, and laying out a framework for expansion of the project to other parts of the anatomy.
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102 New Autism Genes Mapped

In this most recent ASC study, researchers mapped the genes of 35,584 individuals, of whom 11,986 had autism, to determine how many times each gene is affected by variants with protein disrupting consequences.