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The group expects delivery of two Ion PGMs by the end of the month, and will use them for "targeted, clinically relevant studies," said Timothy Triche, director of the center for personalized medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

The project is part of an NCI initiative called Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatments, which seeks to use genomic technologies to rapidly identify therapeutic targets in childhood cancers.

The partners will use Complete Genomics' sequencing and bioinformatics services to analyze 50 tumor-normal pairs.

Scientists at Wash U's genome center completed the sequencing of the first sample, an infant childhood leukemia, this week.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.