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At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, biopsies from patients now head to a new lab where they are examined to determine whether they house any of 341 genetic mutations, Bloomberg reports. Knowing whether the tumor harbors any of these changes can help guide the patient's treatment, it adds.

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In Science this week: self-assembly of DNA components in solution, and more.

Genetics and Molecular Research retracts two gastric cancer papers for being "substantially equal" to other papers, according to Retraction Watch.

A new analysis indicates that the Ebola virus behind the current West African outbreak is mutating at about the same rate as other Ebola viruses.

With the launch of Scott Kelly into space today, the study of him and his earthbound brother to disentangle the effects of life in space from the effects of genetics kicks off.