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A five-gene signature was linked to both event-free survival and overall survival in individuals with a type of rhabdomyosarcoma missing a prognostically informative gene fusion.

The group is currently comparing a lab-developed nCounter assay to "gold-standard" RT-PCR assays to retrospectively analyze sarcoma patient samples.

MGH runs the clinical fusion assay for all lung cancer patients and the Snapshot NGS test on all patients with solid tumors. It is planning to expand the assays and is also developing a fusion panel for hematological malignancies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration, or SARC, today announced it has received a five-year, $11.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to conduct translational research into sarcoma, a relatively rare cancer than can affect bones and soft

The research team analyzed a combination of DNA sequence, copy number, and mRNA expression to identify several genes associated with soft-tissue sarcoma subtypes.

Included is a paper on the use of a mass spectrometry-based strategy for the absolute quantification of protein complex components, one using SISCAPA technology, and one showing that top-down proteomics can be done using CID on a q-TOF instrument.

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A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.