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Research led by Bill Hahn used genome-wide loss-of-function screens to look for genes that regulate beta-catenin activity in colon cancer. Comparing results with copy number alterations in colon cancer data, he identified CDK8, that when suppressed, inhibits proliferation in colon cancer cells.

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.