CHICAGO (GenomeWeb) – Research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology this week included a wealth of data from programs using next-generation sequencing to guide treatment for cancer patients.

The results indicated, as previous reports have also found, that NGS panels and broader sequencing strategies identify cancer-associated alterations in a large minority, and in some cases a majority, of patients, a significant proportion of which are potentially actionable.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.