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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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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.