Ciara Curtin writes science features for GenomeWeb and is the editor of the Daily Scan and Careers blogs.
The researchers found differences in mutational patterns among their African-American patients and that liquid biopsies seem to catch metastases early.
Stanford University's Allison Kurian and her colleagues found that women with pathogenic variants were more likely to undergo a bilateral mastectomy.
Never smokers make up an increasing portion of lung cancer patients, and researchers are working to tease out their genetic and environmental risk.
A speaker at this year's Biology of Genomes meeting discussed marrying genomics approaches such as CRISPR and single-cell sequencing to study disease causality.
Based on allele fragment sizes and mutational signatures, Europeans may have had shorter generation times than other populations, a Biology of Genomes speaker said.
The Bayesian Estimation of Variants in Regions tool estimates regional heritability using summary statistics from genome-wide association studies.
The TATTON study found a combination therapy could treat some EGFR-positive lung cancer patients who developed MET-based resistance, but the best way to gauge MET status isn't yet clear.
The researchers said a microbiome-based test could expand the number of individuals who are screened for the disease.
Clinical trials investigating whether epigenetic treatment can restore susceptibility to other treatments are underway in colorectal, lung, and breast cancers.
The variant especially increases stroke risk among childhood cancer survivors who received an intermediate dose of radiation.
In PLOS this week: preconception carrier screening program results, comparative genomics-based analysis of Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, and more.
Canadian regulators are beginning to share information from new drug studies, Undark reports.
In a column at the Dallas Morning News, the Stanley Medical Research Institute's E. Fuller Torrey says the Human Genome Project hasn't delivered on promised results.
Researchers explore a possible genetic cause for some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, KOMO News reports.