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News and reporting on brain cancer.

The funding will support the use of a new in situ RNA sequencing technology, STARmap, to build functional maps of the developing brain and brain tumors.

A population of progenitor cells identified in mouse models of the Sonic Hedgehog medulloblastoma subtype led to a gene that is highly expressed in patients with poor outcomes.

At the WIN Symposium, a researcher from Sheba Medical Center discussed ongoing efforts to develop a 22-gene signature for predicting brain metastasis in NSCLC.

Combined DNA/RNA-seq efforts in various settings could lead to new ways of treating kids with drugs meant for adults or to the development of new therapies.

The actual match rate is significantly higher than the 10 percent rate the researchers anticipated they would see when the study began in 2017.

Molecular features in primary and recurrent glioblastomas indicated that key initiator mutations turned up years before diagnosis, often persisting in recurrent tumors.

Using RNA sequence data from the Cancer Genome Atlas and the Chinese Glioma Genome Atlas, researchers identified six genes with expression ties to overall survival.

The researchers believe using cerebral spinal fluid will enable them to identify brain tumors with a higher sensitivity than with blood samples.

This embargo-free strategy represents "an entirely new way of doing research" into rare pediatric cancers, where time is of the essence.

A new analysis of transcriptome and tumor growth data uncovered distinct expression-based tumor clusters and treatment responses in males and females.

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Russian CRISPR researcher moves along with plans to ultimately alter the genes of embryos of deaf couples, though awaits regulatory approval, Nature News reports.

University of California, San Francisco, researchers have uncovered a gene mutations that appears to make a father-son duo more efficient sleepers.

NPR reports a large health insurer has begun to cover some pharmacogenetic tests for psychiatric drugs.

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of non-syndromic orofacial cleft subtypes, epigenetic and transcriptomic analysis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, and more.