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News and reporting on pediatric cancer.

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.

The study suggests that pediatric low-grade gliomas driven by genetic rearrangements tend to be diagnosed earlier and have better outcomes than those driven by SNVs.

The researchers identified rare germline loss-of-function variants across the ELP1 gene in 14 percent of pediatric patients in a medulloblastoma subgroup.

The alliance comes a few months after Shriners Hospitals established a new genomics institute in Tampa, Florida in partnership with Genome Medical.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers evaluated a microbial cell-free DNA sequencing test from infectious disease diagnostics firm Karius.

A sequencing study suggests circularized DNA may be a more common source of somatic rearrangements in neuroblastoma than previously appreciated.

Researchers used single-cell sequencing to uncover developing brain cell populations from mice and humans with transcriptome features resembling those in pediatric brain tumors.

By looking at genes and pathways with altered expression in tumor samples, researchers uncovered potential treatment targets beyond those provided by tumor DNA testing.

At the NCI's Childhood Cancer Data Initiative Symposium, speakers emphasized measures such as data harmonization and the need for longitudinal data collection.

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New analyses indicate female researchers are publishing less during the coronavirus pandemic than male researchers, according to Nature News.

A study suggests people with the ApoE e4 genotype may be more likely to have severe COVID-19 than those with other genotypes, the Guardian says.

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies are searching for a genetic reason for why some people, but not others, become gravely ill with COVID-19, the Detroit Free Press reports.

In PNAS this week: forward genetics-base analysis of retinal development, interactions of T cell receptors with neoantigens in colorectal cancer, and more.