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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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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

Bloomberg reports that Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics plans to offer a treatment it is developing under the "right to try" law for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.