Clinical trial results address concerns about pharmacogenetic testing

A person’s genetic make-up can influence whether they might experience side effects from certain medications. Some laboratories now offer pharmacogenetic tests that allow patients to learn whether they carry genetic variants known to be associated with adverse drug effects. Such tests might help patients and their doctors choose safer, more effective treatments, but the U.S. […]

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Crown prince of Saudi Arabia’s flagship charity buys a chunk of SNK – and it wants more

The crown prince of Saudi Arabia’s flagship charity has bought a third of Japanese game company SNK – and it’s shooting for more. The 813m riyals (£162m) investment from a subsidiary of the Mohammed bin Salman Charitable Foundation “Misk” charity amounts to 33.3 per cent of SNK’s shares, and values the company at around £490m. […]

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Los Angeles’ new district attorney announces sweeping reforms on first day

On his first day leading the country’s largest district attorney’s office, the top prosecutor in Los Angeles County announced a series of sweeping criminal justice reforms aimed at “permanently” changing the course of California’s criminal justice system. George Gascón, who was elected last month as a reformer, unseating the county’s first Black district attorney, said […]

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