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The group has developed tables that match genotype, phenotype, and clinical recommendations to help inform therapy choices at the point of care. 

Cancer Research UK and the Medical Research Council are providing £5 million to establish the S-CORT Consortium to investigate bowel cancer biology. 

The partners will collaborate on pediatric oncology research, with a goal of earning an NCI designation of Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Thirteen institutions and life sciences companies have teamed up to launch the free repository that will offer access to allele frequency information from genomes and exomes.

The Australian bioinformatics firm will contribute to developing international standards for integrated genomic and clinical data aggregation and sharing.

The National Access Project, led by the Personalized Medicine Initiative and Contextual Genomics, aims to provide tumor profiling for 2,000 Canadians. 

The contribution will support research projects to develop molecular probes to study epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation.

The partners created a consortium that will perform a metagenomics study into the role that microorganisms play in a "normal, safe factory environment." 

Illumina and collaborators from several consortia have developed a new genotyping microarray optimized for genome-wide association studies in populations of diverse ancestries and backgrounds.

Caprion, Asuragen, and the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology join the consortium launched in 2013 to develop blood-based tests for the early detection of cancers.

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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.