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.
A phylogenetic analysis indicates two venomous Australian spiders are more closely related than thought, the International Business Times reports.
Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.
In Science this week: CRISPR-based approach for recording cellular events, and more.
A new company says it will analyze customers' genes to find them a suitable date, though Smithsonian magazine says the science behind it might be shaky.