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Invitrogen Layoffs Top Most-Read GenomeWeb News Stories Last Week

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - What are GenomeWeb News subscribers reading? Below are the five most-read articles for the five-day period ended Friday, Oct. 6.
 
1. Invitrogen Laid Off 60 Staffers in August; Will Lay Off 34 More Oct. 27 (from Oct. 4)
 
2. RNAi's Fire and Mello Win Nobel Prize in Medicine (from Oct. 2)
 
3. Agilent Asks Court to Review USPTO Decision Over Affymetrix IP Application (from Oct. 5)
 
 
4. $10M Genome X Prize Will Go to First Team to Map 100 Human Genomes in 10 Days (from Oct. 4)
 
5. NHGRI Awards $13M for Next-Gen Sequencing Technologies (from Oct. 4)
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UK Pilot Study Suggests Digital Pathway May Expand BRCA Testing in Breast Cancer

A randomized pilot study in the Journal of Medical Genetics points to similar outcomes for breast cancer patients receiving germline BRCA testing through fully digital or partially digital testing pathways.

Survey Sees Genetic Literacy on the Rise, Though Further Education Needed

Survey participants appear to have higher genetic familiarity, knowledge, and skills compared to 2013, though 'room for improvement' remains, an AJHG paper finds.

Study Reveals Molecular, Clinical Features in Colorectal Cancer Cases Involving Multiple Primary Tumors

Researchers compare mismatch repair, microsatellite instability, and tumor mutation burden patterns in synchronous multiple- or single primary colorectal cancers.

FarGen Phase One Sequences Exomes of Nearly 500 From Faroe Islands

The analysis in the European Journal of Human Genetics finds few rare variants and limited geographic structure among Faroese individuals.