The researchers estimated that addition of RNA-based testing could benefit about 1 in 43 individuals undergoing hereditary cancer predisposition genetic testing.
In PNAS this week: recurrent inactivation of DEPDC5 in gastrointestinal stromal tumors, taxonomic reliability of GenBank sequences, and more.
The researchers believe that combining liquid and tissue biopsy can improve diagnostic and therapeutic options for cancer patients with acquired drug resistance mutations.
In the studies, the Merck immunotherapy extended survival for advanced lung cancer and stomach cancer patients with high PD-L1 expression.
Researchers built a single-cell gene expression atlas of premalignant lesions and early gastric cancer to find shifts that could portend disease progression.
The subtypes — which were distinguished from one another using proteomic data — were associated with proliferation, immune response, metabolism, and invasion.
The partners will identify patients with gastrointestinal or endometrial cancers who may benefit from immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy using Biotype's technology.
The company, established as a merger between A*STAR MedTech spin-off MiRXES and venture capital firm Venturecraft, has developed a blood test for early-stage stomach cancer.
Count Me In is aiming to sign up more than 100,000 patients across all major cancer types, as well as rare cancers, over the next several years.
A phylogenetic analysis that included multiple samples per patient suggests overlapping driver mutations make their way into multiple metastases in each patient.
The University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna reflects at Science on the anniversary of the announcement of the birth of twin girls who underwent genome editing.
By studying its enamel proteome, researchers have found the ancient ape Gigantopithecus blacki belongs to a sister clade to that of orangutans.
Bloomberg Businessweek discusses genomics with BGI's Wang Jian.
In Science this week: researchers find transplanting the gut microbiome in mice affects physiology, and more.