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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.
An ABRF working group compared three dyes for Sanger sequencing to find that, even with their differences in price, they all performed similarly.
Speakers at this year's ABRF meeting described how they used single-cell tools in combination with other single-cell approaches and other methods.
Speakers during a session on research rigor and reproducibility said that cores could help push researchers to adopt practices that improve reproducibility.
Though the effect of reference bias was inconsistent, the authors of a new study said it highlights the need for tools or approaches to minimize it.
Respondents to GenomeWeb's salary survey reported variations in their salaries that varied by sector.
UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.
The Washington Post reports that the White House chief of staff has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to justify the stricter standards it is seeking for a coronavirus vaccine.
President Donald Trump's "good genes" comment raises eugenics concerns, CNN reports.
In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of tremor condition, analysis of a West and Central African tree used in traditional medicine, and more.