NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In a study appearing online today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers began to tease apart the differences in breast and ovarian cancer risk for women carrying various BRCA1 and/or BRCA2 gene mutations.

The international team, which included members of the "Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA" (CIMBA) group, considered documented disease patterns for tens of thousands of women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.

Jan
30
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar will provide a comparison of several next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches — including short-read 16S, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and synthetic long-read sequencing technology — for use in microbiome research studies.