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Ovarian Cancer Biomarker Bill Topped 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, Feb. 29.
 
1. Bill Puts Biomarker Discovery at Heart of Attack on Ovarian Cancer (from Feb. 28)
 
2. Applera Files to Separate ABI, Celera (from Feb. 29)
 
3. NHGRI to Back New Genomics Centers with up to $2M per Year (from Feb. 25)
 
4. Alnylam Reports Successful RNAi Therapeutic Study in Humans (from Feb. 29)
 
5. EU Clears Cepheid Thrombophilia Tests (from Feb. 25)
The Scan

Breast Cancer Risk Related to Pathogenic BRCA1 Mutation May Be Modified by Repeats

Several variable number tandem repeats appear to impact breast cancer risk and age at diagnosis in almost 350 individuals carrying a risky Ashkenazi Jewish BRCA1 founder mutation.

Study Explores Animated Digital Message Approach to Communicate Genetic Test Results to Family Members

In the Journal of Genetic Counseling, the approach showed promise in participants presented with a hypothetical scenario related to a familial hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome diagnosis.

Computational Tool Predicts Mammalian Messenger RNA Degradation Rates

A tool called Saluki, trained with mouse and human messenger RNA data, appears to improve mRNA half-life predictions by taking RNA and genetic features into account, a Genome Biology paper reports.

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.