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Kansas State University's Barbara Valent outlined genomics research underway to combat a fungal pathogen with the potential to seriously compromise wheat production.
At the PAG conference, researchers said they are sequencing 100 tomato genomes in 100 days using Oxford Nanopore's PromethIon and a pipeline for maximizing SV diversity.
At the Plant and Animal Genome conference, Daniel Promislow provided details on the longitudinal, open science effort, which is preparing to study up to 10,000 pet dogs.
A new analysis pointed to a rise in over-generalized or incorrect bacterial identification by k-mer lowest common ancestor methods as the database has grown.
The firm's suite of tests, based on its Factorial system, produce cellular signatures offering clues to a compound's toxicity and the types of pathways it perturbs.
The amplicon sequencing method, called resistance mutation sequencing (RM-seq), may help in detecting resistance earlier than traditional techniques.
Exome sequencing on tumors from metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer cases responding to immunotherapy led to homologous recombination defects.
New trial data presented at ASCO highlights the utility of checkpoint inhibitors, alone or with chemotherapy, across PD-L1 expression groups.
In a pan-cancer analysis, Lynch syndrome genes were mutated more often than anticipated in tumors with high or intermediate levels of microsatellite instability.
A phase 1 study from MD Anderson saw a modest increase in overall and progression-free survival in cancer patients molecularly matched to treatment.
NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.
Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.
A new report says genetically modified food might be necessary to be able to feed a planet of nearly 10 billion people, Bloomberg says.
In Nature this week: new RNA editing approach called LEAPER, draft assembly of Musa balbisiana banana genome, and more.