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Researchers performed exome and transcriptome sequencing in 91 pediatric cancer patients, identifying actionable results in 42 patients.

Using funds from the California precision medicine initiative, the group will use its bioinformatics expertise to match patients to treatments in pediatric clinical trials.

The initiative aims to integrate clinical, genomic, environmental, and other data from patients to help determine disease mechanisms and develop precise therapies.

An international team detected a variant associated with anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity in a study of more than 450 children treated with the drug.

The statement touches on issues such as the reporting of secondary findings, adult-onset conditions, incest, and non-paternity results.

The new investment will go towards the areas of cancer, inherited diseases, and infectious diseases, with an initial focus on pediatric cancer.

Researchers used SNP arrays to find that separate samples from the same tumors and from primary and metastatic tumors in children were highly genomically diverse.

The gift will establish The Elizabeth H. and James S. McDonnell III Genome Institute. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genomics data firm PierianDx today announced that it is collaborating with Phoenix Children's Hospital on the development of a sequencing-based test for use in a pediatric cancer study.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — About two years from its launch in 2012, a pediatric cancer sequencing study led by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital ha

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.