This Week in JAMA | GenomeWeb

This Week in JAMA


In JAMA this week, a team of European researchers led by Heikki Joensuu present a study comparing the efficacy of adjuvant imatinib treatment for operable gastrointestinal stromal tumors when administered for one year versus three years. The team administered imatinib to 400 patients with KIT mutation-positive gastrointestinal stromal tumors, who had a high chance of recurrence, for either 12 months or 36 months following surgery.

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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: ProTraits includes genetic, phenotypic data on bacteria, archaea; Candida albicans assembly 22; and more.

The Wall Street Journal reports that researchers are looking beyond Cas9 for CRISPR editing.

Familial DNA searches in criminal cases are winning over some critics, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Genomics may help the Cavendish banana from succumbing to fungal infections, a trio of researchers writes at the Conversation.