In the British Journal of Cancer this week, researchers in Italy report the presence of human papillomavirus in the breath condensate of lung cancer patients. For this study, they investigated HPV infections in 89 lung cancer patients and 68 controls, and were able to detect HPV in the exhaled breath condensate of 16.4 percent of the lung cancer patients. "HPV 16 and 31 turned out to be the most widespread genotypes.

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

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