carcinoma

At least half a dozen cancer phenotypes showed significant associations with GWAS variant-based polygenic risk scores in a new phenome-wide association study.

Using RNA sequences for thousands of cells, researchers looked at head and neck squamous cell carcinomas and proposed streamlined expression subtypes.

A proof-of-principle study suggests blood and saliva may contain markers for finding and following head and neck squamous cell carcinomas.

TP53 mutations are early drivers of serous tubal intraepithelial carcinomas, but some lesions may be metastases rather than precursors to high-grade serous carcinomas.

Launch Pad for Rising Stars

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Rick Wilson, a bushwhacker involved in the sequencing for the Human Genome Project, is mentoring a new generation of trailblazers in 21st century genomics.

Funding Update

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NIH Array-Related Grants Awarded Dec. 23, 2008 — March 10, 2009

Imperial College London and its spinout DNA Electronics have created a prototype for the so-called SNP Dr., which is being developed under a £1.2 million project that also includes Pfizer.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.