Two new studies have delivered a multitude of new markers linked to testicular cancer, as well as a better understanding of the genetic architecture of the disease.
Exome sequencing data for hundreds of testicular germ cell tumor patients led to the discovery of rare mutations affecting cilia-microtubule genes.
Exome and transcriptome sequences uncovered features that characterized testicular germ cell tumors by whether they did or did not respond to treatment.
Combining the new risk variants with those found in the past, researchers came up with a risk score that may eventually help find those most susceptible to the disease.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two studies appearing in Nature Genetics this week have uncovered about a dozen new loci linked to testicular cancer risk.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A subset of non-inherited, early-onset testicular cancer cases involve rare, germline copy number alterations, according to a study appearing online today in the American Journal of Human Genetics.
University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.
A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.
In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.
Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.