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News and reporting on pediatric cancer.

CHICAGO (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers are tracking down genetic variants that they hope will help identify childhood cancer patients at increased risk of treatment-related health complications later in life, City of Hope researcher Smita Bhatia reported at the annual American Society of Clinical

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey has received a $300,000 donation from the Hugs for Brady Foundation to fund a personalized pediatric cancer treatment research program, Rutgers University said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A study appearing online yesterday in Nature Genetics has unearthed a gene mutation that appears to upend typical chromatin patterns in some cases of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Jackson Laboratory along with Hartford Hospital and Connecticut Children's Medical Center have formed a genomic medicine collaboration to explore potential new treatments for cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A multi-organization initiative has been created with the goal of discovering new therapies for childhood cancers using genomics as well as immunotherapeutic technologies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Phoenix Children's Hospital said today that it has launched a new molecular and personalized medicine research institute that will focus first on childhood cancers but later will branch out into other research directions.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The St. Baldrick's Foundation has awarded $430,000 to fund two research projects at the University of California, San Francisco that seek to use and apply genomics to treat or prevent childhood cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project announced today that it is releasing genome sequence data for hundreds of matched tumor-normal samples assessed through the collaboration.

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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.