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Independent research teams used exome or genome sequencing to compare mutation patterns in matched Barrett's esophagus, esophageal cancer, and normal samples.

While analyzing paired-end sequencing data from esophageal cancer, University of Cambridge researchers uncovered a host of mobile element insertions in the tumors.

Mutations present in tissue from Barrett's esophagus may help predict progression to high-grade dysplasia or cancer.

Researchers identified three esophageal squamous cell carcinoma mutational signatures with genome or exome sequencing.

Survey results reflect strong penetration of Castle Biosciences' uveal melanoma test among specialists as the company plans a future focus on more prevalent diseases.

Caprion, Asuragen, and the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology join the consortium launched in 2013 to develop blood-based tests for the early detection of cancers.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cancer molecular diagnostics firm Castle Biosciences today said that it raised $11.8 million in a Series E financing round.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new company spun out of the National University of Singapore (NUS) launched today with a technology that it said can instantly provide a diagnosis for gastric and esophageal cancers during endoscopy.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The government of Ontario recently announced about C$7 million (US$6.7 million) in new funding for four large-scale genomics projects.

Molecular diagnostics company Diagnovus this week launched a real-time PCR-based assay to measure a patient's risk of developing a specific type of esophageal cancer from the condition Barrett's esophagus.

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.