pediatric cancer

Canada's Gene42, maker of PhenoTips software, recently forged partnerships with CHOP, Genome Canada, and SeqOne in the fight against rare genetic diseases.

Researchers found that the diverse features in mixed phenotype acute leukemia may stem from early blood progenitor mutations.

CHOP's Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Data Resource Center will use PhenoTips software from Gene42 to integrate "deep phenotyping" with genomic data.

Researchers uncovered subclones within pediatric glioblastoma and diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma patients that influence the abilities of neighboring cells.

St. Jude researchers found germline mutations in the transcription factor gene IKZF1 in 0.9 percent of presumed sporadic pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia cases.

The national PROFYLE study seeks to sequence tumor and matched normal samples from children and young adults with relapsed or treatment-resistant cancer.

St. Jude Cloud, powered by DNAnexus and Microsoft, offers free access to thousands of WGS records plus cloud-based visualization and computational tools.

Two new analyses have identified driver genes, altered pathways, mutational signatures, and other molecular features across two dozen cancer subtypes.

California Kids Cancer Comparison leader David Haussler said the project's workflow was able to match 100 percent of tumor samples it tested to possible treatments.

A proportion of pediatric ALL patients appear to have germline TP53 mutations associated with later diagnoses, poorer outcomes, and increased secondary cancer risk.

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Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.