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News and reporting on melanoma.

Along with significantly mutated genes across cutaneous melanoma cases, researchers saw loss-of-function mutations in the X chromosome gene DDX3X in tumors from male patients.

In PNAS this week: genetic variants linked to a pediatric periodic fever syndrome, TERT promoter mutations influencing BRAF and MEK inhibitor response, and more.

Microbiotica, Cambridge University, and Cancer Research UK will develop microbiome co-therapeutics and gut bacteria signatures for predicting immunotherapy response.

A new microbiome analysis uncovered cancer type-specific bacterial community features, along with intracellular bacteria in tumor and associated immune cells.

Northern and southern Italians further developed what appear to be genetic adaptations affecting susceptibility to obesity and melanoma, respectively.

In Science this week: genetic history of individuals from northern and southern East Asia, and more.

The skin cancer diagnostics company said it delivered 42 percent more DecisionDx-Melanoma test results in Q1 2020 than in the previous year's first quarter.

Researchers used case and control genotypes alongside related trait, transcriptome, and population data to identify 85 cutaneous melanoma candidate loci.

A new paper outlines an upcoming effort to trace tumor development and trajectory in time and space using single-cell genetics and other genomic methods.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy to study human population histories, BRAF mutational load in melanoma and disease progression, and more.

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Researchers have developed a robotic lab assistant, the Verge reports.

CBC News reports Canada's Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of the country's genetic non-discrimination law today.

The Associated Press reports the World Health Organization is sending experts to China to investigate the animal source of SARS-CoV-2.

In Science this week: atlas of affected cell populations in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and more.