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In this arm of the trial, 23 percent of patients treated with AKT1 E17K mutations saw their tumors shrink, a better result than those seen in three other trial arms.

NX Prenatal and Indiana University School of Medicine are collaborating to develop exosome blood tests for preterm birth risk and preeclampsia.

The prospective, multi-site clinical trial will evaluate the clinical utility of unbiased sequencing for identifying pathogens in suspected CNS infections.

Missing From Trials

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

The clinical trial matching app, which Roche collaborated on with MolecularMatch, is the latest in a series of features that it will introduce in its tumor board solution.

ScienceInsider reports that universities may be worse than drug companies at reporting clinical trial results.

Early Glimpse

The Associated Press reports on early, potentially promising results from a gene-editing trial.

A CRISPR Go

US companies have begun recruiting for a CRISPR-based gene-editing trial to treat β-thalassemia, Stat News reports.

Priorities for Q3 include the continued buildup of a commercial launch for the company's BarreGEN test. The firm has started a second clinical validation study for the test.

Researchers in Japan being a new trial of induced pluripotent stem cells to treat Parkinson's disease, Science reports.

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Researchers in the UK and Australia uncover genetic links between BMI and depression, the Guardian reports.

The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.

The New York Times writes that natural history museums are helping round out genetic studies with older specimens.

In PNAS this week: artemisinin resistance mutations in malaria parasites, ant-plant interactions over time, and more.