pediatric cancer

A common variant polygenic risk score, rare cancer risk gene mutations, and prior treatments each provide clues to breast cancer risk in childhood cancer survivors.

The UK-based maker of clinical genomics interpretation software is moving into the US and China after carefully researching the differences from European markets.

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.

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The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.

In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.