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Researchers identified rises and declines in disease risk that appeared to coincide with the proportion of ancestry from Mapuche and Aymara populations.

A genome-wide association study and meta-analysis uncovered several possible ties to multiple keratinocyte cancer versus single keratinocyte cancer cases.

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In Science this week: genetically modified flu virus could be key to new live vaccines, and more.

The study confirmed 17 previously identified loci, and uncovered 14 new ones that researchers hope can improve understanding of BCC pathogenesis and inform strategies for prevention.

An international team has uncovered roles for MYCN, PTPN14, and LATS1 mutations in the development and progression of skin basal cell carcinoma.

An analysis of angiosarcoma-derived cell lines identified a NUP160-SLC43A3 fusion that subsequently turned up in aggressive primary tumor samples.

The startup firm makes a device as an alternative to skin biopsy that can inform PCR- or NGS-based molecular profiling of the sampled region.

The report cited cost and a lack of awareness of such testing among doctors as the main obstacles to greater adoption of MDx testing for cancer patients.

Researchers from the Sanger Institute used genomic sequencing to study how somatic mutations build up prior to becoming cancerous. 

A new genome-wide association study used imputation to test millions of variants in basal cell carcinoma cases and controls from Iceland.

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Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.