NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Children's Tumor Foundation today announced a new research collaboration aimed at finding cures for neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2).

Modeled after the Stand up to Cancer initiative, Synodos brings together researchers from 12 laboratories at academic and medical centers of excellence who will share information, datasets, and results, among other things, in order to accelerate the pace of new drug discovery.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.