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Brain Cancer

News and reporting on brain cancer.

Using single-cell and bulk RNA sequence data, investigators identified four pathway-based GBM subtypes, including a mitochondrial subtype that appears to respond to related inhibitors.

The company highlighted efforts to expand the use of its tests in the analysis of cerebrospinal fluid, an area in which research collaborations have begun to yield some data.

Researchers used the methylCIBERSORT algorithm to determine the makeup of the tumor immune microenvironment of about 6,000 pediatric central nervous system tumors.

Using 26 pediatric ependymoma patient samples, researchers sequenced 18,500 single cells to classify and analyze discrete neoplastic subpopulations.

By screening more than 1,500 drugs against patient-derived glioblastoma cells, researchers tracked down tumor alterations with apparent ties to proteasome inhibitor response.

Investigators reported that methylation profiling could distinguish brain cancer subtypes and could detect kidney cancer with striking sensitivity in early experiments.

In Nature this week: population sequencing led to rare disease diagnoses, analysis of marine green alga leads to discovery of new phylum, and more.

The Irish Times' Karlin Lillington writes that Ireland needs a national public genome program.

Researchers analyzed evolutionarily constrained non-coding mutations in genome sequences from dozens of glioblastoma patients, identifying regulation-related changes.

Launched in 2016 by researchers in Utah, the firm recently published a genome-wide signature that predicts survival of glioblastoma patients. 

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The Wall Street Journal reports on gaps in COVID-19 testing affecting less affluent urban areas and rural locations.

According to NBC News, new SARS-CoV-2 variants are making it harder for researchers to model the course of the pandemic.

The New York Times reports that experts say President Joe Biden's goal of vaccinating 1 million people a day in the US in the next 100 days is too low a bar.

In Science this week: single-cell lineage tracing technique applied to study lung cancer metastasis, and more.