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Pediatric Cancer

News and reporting on pediatric cancer.

The company's approach combines whole-genome sequencing, CRISPR, liquid biopsy, and gene therapy to target cancer cells with gene fusions.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: computational tool to uncover microbial traits from microbiome data, database of patient-derived xenograft from pediatric cancers, and more.

Using 26 pediatric ependymoma patient samples, researchers sequenced 18,500 single cells to classify and analyze discrete neoplastic subpopulations.

The tool, developed by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, was able to establish distinct mutational patterns in five major pediatric cancers.

Comprehensive analysis by a team led by Elaine Mardis has given 93 percent of around 150 pediatric cancer patients at least one medically actionable finding.

An analysis of pediatric cancer survivors suggests subsequent neoplasm risk can increase after certain genotoxic treatments in those with DNA repair gene changes.

Seven Bridges will help build a computational infrastructure to harmonize data from Zero Childhood Cancer with datasets from other research projects.

The INFORM study echoed the 2019 interim results from the NCI Pediatric MATCH trial, which found that 24 percent of participants were eligible for targeted treatment.

Researchers found that 61 percent of patients they analyzed carried germline pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants in candidate cancer predisposition genes.

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.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

This week in Science: Neanderthal Y chromosomes replaced by Homo sapiens Y chromosomes, and more.