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NHGRI's $30M Awards for Genomic Centers of Excellence Tops Most-Read GenomeWeb Daily 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, Aug. 24.
 
1. NHGRI Awards $30M for Genomic Centers of Excellence at Dana-Farber, Stanford (from Aug. 20)
 
2. Ventana Scoffs at Roche's Second Bid Extension; US Court OKs Request to Block 'Anti-Takeover Provisions' (from Aug. 22)
 
3. Ciphergen Receives Noncompliance Letter From Nasdaq (from Aug. 20)
 
4. Strand to Help Agilent 'Accelerate' GeneSpring Upgrade to Meet 'Evolving' Demand (from Aug. 21)
 
5. Gene Logic to Reposition Discontinued Drug Candidates for Merck Serono (from Aug. 23)
The Scan

Expanded Genetic Testing Uncovers Hereditary Cancer Risk in Significant Subset of Cancer Patients

In Genome Medicine, researchers found pathogenic or likely pathogenic hereditary cancer risk variants in close to 17 percent of the 17,523 patients profiled with expanded germline genetic testing.

Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy Embryos Appear Largely Normal in Single-Cell 'Omics Analyses

Embryos produced with spindle transfer-based mitochondrial replacement had delayed demethylation, but typical aneuploidy and transcriptome features in a PLOS Biology study.

Cancer Patients Report Quality of Life Benefits for Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Immune checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy was linked in JAMA Network Open to enhanced quality of life compared to other treatment types in cancer patients.

Researchers Compare WGS, Exome Sequencing-Based Mendelian Disease Diagnosis

Investigators find a diagnostic edge for whole-genome sequencing, while highlighting the cost advantages and improving diagnostic rate of exome sequencing in EJHG.