At the American Association for Cancer Research meeting this April, Nobel laureate Sydney Brenner challenged conventional wisdom in a speech that proposed a "bedside to bench" approach to research and medicine.

Brenner made the remarks after receiving the AACR-Irving Weinstein Foundation Distinguished Lectureship award. He received a standing ovation for the speech, in which he questioned the view of translational research as a way to apply basic research to clinical practice.

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

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