NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A group of experts has recommended that newly diagnosed colorectal cancer patients should receive genetic tests to identify which ones may have Lynch syndrome, the American Gastroenterological Association said today.

The US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer, a group of specialists representing several professional organizations, recommends all new colorectal cancer patients should be tested for evidence of mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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