As next-generation sequencing technologies emerge on the market, experts believe they will be used for projects other than medical sequencing. This notion was reinforced in late December when scientists announced the first genome sequences from a woolly mammoth, which became extinct about 10,000 years ago. The project could signal the start of a sequencing trend in the nascent field of paleogenomics.

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Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

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