breast cancer

The company hopes that meeting the needs of a more decentralized testing model will increase access to its products for European women with breast cancer.

St. Louis-based Cofactor will use the National Cancer Institute's clinical specimens in order to validate its Paragon assay platform.

The researchers used a combination of genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic analyses to study mechanisms of resistance to the pan-PI3K inhibitor buparlisib.

There's an increase in genetic testing for breast cancer risk in Northern Ireland, BBC News reports, adding that better support for those tested is also needed.

The researchers said their study uncovered an unmet need that could be addressed by changing how genetic counseling is included in clinical practice.

Researchers used a capture Hi-C strategy to identify candidate target genes and pathways at dozens of loci previously linked to breast cancer susceptibility.

A study reported this week that measuring changes in the numbers of specific circulating tumor DNA mutations can rapidly identify breast cancer patients who will have better outcomes.

23andMe has gotten the OK from the US Food and Drug Administration for its genetic health risk report on three mutations that increase breast cancer risk.

DCell, a visible neural network, uses deep learning techniques to model cellular behavior almost as accurately as has been observed in laboratory settings. 

The consumer genomics firm says employer benefits programs could expand access to BRCA1/2, Lynch syndrome, and FH genetic testing in the general population.


An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.