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Where Does Real Estate Look in a Downturn? To Biotech, Of Course

Thanks to a Daily Scan correspondent in Boston for this funny tip: The new trend in making real estate appealing is, evidently, to give it a biotech twist. In Boston, two new examples are DNALofts ("true loft living ready for your own style and personality") and Allele, a luxury condo development. It's not just in Boston, either. There's a new DNA Condos building in Toronto, too.

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UK Pilot Study Suggests Digital Pathway May Expand BRCA Testing in Breast Cancer

A randomized pilot study in the Journal of Medical Genetics points to similar outcomes for breast cancer patients receiving germline BRCA testing through fully digital or partially digital testing pathways.

Survey Sees Genetic Literacy on the Rise, Though Further Education Needed

Survey participants appear to have higher genetic familiarity, knowledge, and skills compared to 2013, though 'room for improvement' remains, an AJHG paper finds.

Study Reveals Molecular, Clinical Features in Colorectal Cancer Cases Involving Multiple Primary Tumors

Researchers compare mismatch repair, microsatellite instability, and tumor mutation burden patterns in synchronous multiple- or single primary colorectal cancers.

FarGen Phase One Sequences Exomes of Nearly 500 From Faroe Islands

The analysis in the European Journal of Human Genetics finds few rare variants and limited geographic structure among Faroese individuals.