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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.

The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.