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The transcriptomes of recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa squamous cell carcinoma also suggested a role for inflammation in disease development.

Researchers used UK Biobank data to uncover genetic loci — many linked to pigmentation processes, but also novel ones — associated with being able to tan.

With the accreditation, the La Jolla, California-based molecular dermatology firm can provide its services in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Teams studying kidney and skin cancers independently implicated SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling mutations in checkpoint blockade immunotherapy response.

As part of the approval, DermTech will market and sell the pigmented lesions assay in Canada, while samples will be processed at the company's lab in California.

Despite the initial high cost, the firm believes the assay's improved accuracy and sensitivity will sway clinical and payor interest.

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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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.