At a mini-symposium on the genetic approaches to finding novel therapeutic targets for cancer, moderator Peter Lichter of the German Cancer Research Center said there has been success getting drugs into the clinic using genetic approaches. No matter where researchers start or where they end up, they usually follow a common strategy, Lichter said — genome-wide sequencing to indentify and prioritize candidate genes, and then functional studies of those candidates both in vitro and in vivo, with the goal of developing preclinical models for drug testing.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.