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Technology Review maps out where new gene therapies for cancer patients are available, noticing an urban-rural divide.

The lead investigators said that Foundation Medicine's NGS test will enable the beginning of targeted treatment within seven days of diagnosis. 

Lasker Honorees

The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation has announced this year's recipients of its prizes honoring basic and clinical research.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Yale School of Medicine today said that it and Gilead Sciences have extended a research collaboration to identify the genetic and molecular bases of cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cancer Genetics today announced that Gilead Sciences has selected it to provide clinical trial services and molecular profiling of chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – SomaLogic, New England Biolabs, and Gilead Sciences are suing Enzymatics in federal court for patent infringement.

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Gilead is funding up to $100 million to the collaboration, which is aimed at identifying new molecular targets for the development of new cancer treatments.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.