In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.
Myriad said it will submit a supplementary premarket approval application for its BRACAnalysis CDx, which the FDA originally approved in 2014.
The researchers traced the expression of related genes to neural tissues and noted a link between puberty timing and cancer risk.
Using point mutation and structural variant patterns in 133 ovarian cancer cases, researchers identified seven clusters to classify the disease and predict patient outcomes.
The OncoArray Consortium researchers also uncovered a new candidate susceptibility gene for low-grade and borderline serous epithelial ovarian cancer.
Using a new mathematical model, researchers uncovered mutational signatures related to homologous recombination deficiency in up to one-fifth of breast cancers.
A pair of studies indicate the test could aid monitoring of high-risk patients, though concerns voiced by the FDA and others are still to be fully addressed.
New data from Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, along with other recent research, suggests that surface proteins can be used to isolate cancer-specific exosomes to detect the presence of a tumor.
Researchers used the approach, which analyzes somatic copy number alterations, to identify a targetable pathway, which they then blocked effectively using currently available drugs.
The company said investors have agreed to purchase $5.6 million of common stock as well as warrants that, if exercised, could raise an additional $5.1 million.
A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.
Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.
Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.
In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.