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An Australian team developed a decision model for testing asymptomatic relatives of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy to assess the cost effectiveness of testing.

MGI and Karolinska's Centre for Translational Microbiome Research will work together to investigate the role of the microbiome in human health.

In Nature this week: study of value diversity in GWAS, Epstein-Barr virus subtypes linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma risk, and more.

With $200M in new investment, the precision medicine firm has launched a clinical trial matching service, is adding clinical data to TCGA, and is moving into the Asian market.

Why in Decline?

Researchers in Australia are sequencing the Wollemi pine tree to try to protect it from extinction, Australia's ABC News reports.

The LeukoStrat CDx FLT3 Mutation Assay can now be used in Japan as the CDx for quizartinib for the treatment of FLT3-ITD positive relapsed or refractory AML.

The drug is for first-line maintenance therapy after BRCA-mutated advanced ovarian cancer patients respond to platinum chemo and the test will identify those with BRCA mutations.

The center will use Qiagen Clinical Insight to analyze, interpret, and report molecular screening of cancer patients to help identify targeted therapies and clinical trial options.

Faster, Faster

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

By comparing viruses in parts of China with or without endemic EBV-associated nasal cancers, researchers narrowed in on two viral variants associated with increased cancer risk.

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The nonprofit Biden Cancer Initiative is suspending its operations, according to the Associated Press.

Researchers examine how white nationalists handle personal genetic ancestry results that conflict with their racist worldview, the New York Times reports.

NPR speaks with research participants before and after they learn their APOE E4 status, which affects their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

In PLOS this week: genetic characterization of Toxoplasma gondii strains, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus uncovered in Sudan, and more.