Andrea Anderson covers genomics research studies and translational research for GenomeWeb. Find her on Twitter at @andyandy_tk.
The mCODE team recently released standards for inputting genomic and other data into patient records to boost patient record transferability and trial participation.
By profiling hereditary risk variants in women with breast cancer, researchers hope to lay the foundation for future genetic testing programs in the Caribbean country.
Olaparib maintenance therapy stretched out progression-free survival, suggesting a need for germline BRCA1/2 mutation testing in pancreatic cancer patients.
Cancer Moonshot-funded teams are profiling pre-cancers in an effort to establish targeted treatment, detection, and prevention methods that can be applied before cancers form.
To understand the evolution of brain conditions and other traits, investigators plan to sequence human and pathogen DNA in thousands of samples from Europe.
At the ACMG meeting, a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia researcher described finding relatively high rates of hereditary cancer variants in tumor sequence data.
Research presented at ACMG by Invitae suggests that clinically actionable variants in cancer patients are missed by germline testing that is not done with expanded panels.
A NorthShore University HealthSystem and Color pilot picked up pathogenic variants in nearly 9 percent of unselected individuals with a hereditary cancer gene test.
Researchers classified 64 hereditary cancer gene variants with RNA genetic test data, investigating related management changes and potential impacts in other DNA test recipients.
Kansas State University's Barbara Valent outlined genomics research underway to combat a fungal pathogen with the potential to seriously compromise wheat production.
The Associated Press reports that a state board in Texas has asked ANDE, a maker of rapid DNA machines, to halt its work there.
James Wyngaarden, the former director of the US National Institutes of Health, has died at 94, according to Duke University School of Medicine.
Researchers find that a 30-year-old skull comes from a narwhal-beluga hybrid, according to Science News.
In Nature this week: study of value diversity in GWAS, Epstein-Barr virus subtypes linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma risk, and more.